Fort Fisher

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

Saturday, January 28, 2017

155 Years Ago, January 24, 1862: Anothe Runner Captured

JANUARY 24, 1862:  The USS Mercedita, Commander Stellwagen, and other ships of the Gulf Blockading Squadron, chased aground schooner Julia and an unidentified bark attempting to run the blockade at the mouth of the Mississippi River; both were laden with cotton and were burned to prevent capture.

--Old B-R'er

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