Fort Fisher

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

Monday, July 18, 2016

155 Years Ago: The Merrimack Is Raised-- Part 2

JULY 18TH, 1861:  "It is believed that thus prepared she will be able to contend successfully against the heaviest of the enemy's ships and to drive them from Hampton Roads and the ports of Virginia.

"The cost of the work is estimated by the constructor and engineer in charge at $172,523, and as time is of the first consequence in this enterprise I have not hesitated to commence work and to ask Congress for the necessary appropriation."

Mallory's Going Ahead With Work on the CSS Virginia.  --Old B-Runner

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