Fort Fisher

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

Saturday, July 9, 2016

155 Years Ago: Privateer Jefferson Davis Captures Two Union Ships

MAY 9TH, 1861:  Confederate privateer Jefferson Davis captured American brig Mary E. Thompson of Bangor en route to Antigua, and schooner Mary Goodell, of New York en route to Buenos Aires.

MAY 10TH, 1861:  The USS Minnesota, Flag officer Stringham, captured Confederate brig Amy Warwick in Hampton Roads.

--Old B-Runner

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