Fort Fisher

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

Monday, January 30, 2017

155 Years Ago, January 25, 1862: Effective Blockading

JANUARY 25TH, 1862:   Secretary of Navy Welles wrote to Flag Officer Du Pont, commanding the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron:  "The importance of a rigorous blockade at every point under your command can not be too strongly impressed or felt.

"By cutting off all communication we not only distress and cripple the States in insurrection, but by effective blockade we destroy any excuse or pretext on the part of foreign governments to aid and relieve those who are waging war upon the Government.

No Kidding.  --Old B-R'er

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