Fort Fisher

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

Monday, July 18, 2016

155 Years Ago: Privateers All Over the Place

JULY 28TH, 1861:  The USS Union, Commander J.R. Goldsborough, destroyed former American brig B.T. Martin north of Cape Hatteras, where she had been run aground by Confederates.  The B.T. Martin had previously been captured by the Confederate privateer York.

**  Confederate privateer Gordon captured American schooner Protector off Cape Hatteras.

**  USS St. Lawrence, Captain Purviance, sank Confederate privateer Petrel off Charleston.

Privateers All Over the Place.  --Old B-Runner

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