Fort Fisher

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

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

155 Years Ago, November 1, 1861: Port Royal Expedition Struck By Major Storm

NOVEMBER 1ST, 1861:  Violent storm struck the Port Royal Sound Expedition off the Carolina coast, widely scattering naval vessels, transports and supply ships and jeopardizing the success of this major undertaking.

However, the damage to the fleet was less than one could have expected.  All of the ships had been furnished with secret instructions to be opened at sea only in case of separation from the fleet.

--Old B-Runer

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