Fort Fisher

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

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

155 Years Ago, January 26-29, 1862-- Part 1: Action at Fort Pulaski

JANUARY 26-29, 1862:  A Union squadron commanded by Captain Davis, consisting of the USS Ottawa, Seneca and other vessels, with 2400 troops under Brigadier General Horatio G. Wright conducted a  strategic reconnaissance of Wassaw Sound, Georgia.

Telegraph lines between Fort Pulaski and Savannah were severed.

Five Confederate gunboats under Commodore Tattnall were engaged while attempting to carry stores to Fort Pulaski

--Old B-Runner

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