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)
Saturday, December 31, 2016
155 Years Ago, December 31, 1861: Confederate Lightship Off Wilmington Destroyed
DECEMBER 31ST, 1861: Two boats under Acting Masters A. Allen and H.L. Sturges, from the USS Mount Vernon, destroyed lightship off Wilmington, N.C., which had been fitted out as a gunboat by the Confederates.