Fort Fisher

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

Sunday, January 1, 2017

155 Years Ago, December 31, 1861: Biloxi, Mississippi Captured By Union Forces

DECEMBER 31ST, 1861:  Biloxi, Mississippi, surrendered to a landing party of seamen and Marines supported by the USS Water Witch, New London, and Henry Lewis; a small Confederate battery was destroyed, two guns and a schooner Captain Spedden captured.

**  The USS Augusta, Commander Parrott, captured Confederate schooner Island Belle attempting to run the blockade near Bull's Bay, South Carolina.

--Old B-Runner

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