Fort Fisher

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

Saturday, January 28, 2017

155 Years Ago, January 23, 1862: Difficulties Crossing the Bar in North Carolina

JANUARY 23RD, 1862:  Flag Officer Goldsborough wrote from Hatteras Inlet that the 17 naval vessels present (two others reported later) for the Roanoke Island expedition were over the bar inside Pamlico Sound.

Bad weather and shallow, tortuous channel, which Goldsborough termed "this perplexing gut," delayed entry of the Naval vessels into the Sound, and presented extreme difficulties when attempting to get the heavily-laden troops transports over the bar.

--Old B-Runner

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