All things dealing with the Civil War Navies and actions along the coasts and rivers and against forts. Emphasis will be placed on Fort Fisher and all operations around Wilmington, NC. And, of course, the Blockade and Running the Blockade.
Fort Fisher, NE Bastion. Frank Vizetelly (National Geographic)
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
155 Years Ago: Davis Appoints Slidell and Mason As Commissioners to Europe
AUGUST 24TH, 1861: President Jefferson Davis appointed James M. Mason as Special Commissioner to the United Kingdom, and John Slidell, Special Commissioner to France.
And, we all know what happened on their way to Europe.