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)
Friday, November 4, 2016
155 Years Ago, November 4, 1861: Sounding the Sound
NOVEMBER 4, 1861: Coast Survey ship Vixen entered Port Royal Sound to sound the channel. She was escorted by the USS Ottawa and the USS Seneca.
Confederate naval squadron under Commodore Tattnall attacked the Union ships.