Fort Fisher

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

Friday, January 20, 2017

155 Years Ago, January 15, 1862: Outfitting the Rams at New Orleans-- Part 1

JANUARY 15TH, 1862:  Major General Mansfield Lovell, CSA, at the request of Confederate Secretary of War Benjamin, with the assistance of Lieutenant Thomas B. Huger, CSN, took over 14 steamers at New Orleans to be armed and used to bolster defenses in the area.

The plan which came from the War Department, was to outfit the steamships with iron rams to attack the Union river gunboats.

--Old B-Runner


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