Fort Fisher

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

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

155 Years Ago, January 11, 1862: Engagement on the Mississippi River

JANUARY 11TH, 1861:  The USS Essex, Commander W.D. Porter, and USS St. Louis, Lt. Leonard Spalding, engaged Confederate gunboats in a running fight on the Mississippi River, near Lucas Bend, Missouri.

The Confederates withdrew under the protecting batteries of Columbus.

--Old B-Runner

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