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 23, 2016
155 Years Ago, November 23, 1861: The CSS Sumter Escapes
NOVEMBER 23RD, 1861: The CSS Sumter, Commander Semmes, evaded the USS Iroquois at Martinique and steamed on a course for Europe.
** Confederate gunboat Tuscarora accidentally destroyed by fire near Helena, Arkansas.