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, November 16, 2016
155 Years Ago, November 16, 1861: Mallory Wants Four Ironclads for Confederate Navy
NOVEMBER 16, 2016: Confederate Secretary of Navy Mallory advertised for plans and bids for building four seagoing ironclads capable of carrying four heavy guns each.