Fort Fisher

Fort Fisher
Fort Fisher, NE Bastion. Frank Vizetelly (National Geographic)

Saturday, July 16, 2016

155 Years Ago: Naval Actions

JULY 16TH, 1861:  The USS St. Lawrence, Captain Hugh Y. Purviance, captured British blockade runner Herald, bound from Beaufort, North Carolina, to Liverpool.

**  William Tilgham, a Negro, overwhelmed a Confederate prize crew on board schooner S.J. Waring (captured by the privateer Jefferson Davis on July 7) and took possession of the vessel, carrying her into New York on July 22.

--Old B-Runner

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