Fort Fisher

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

Thursday, January 5, 2017

155 Years Ago, January 5, 1862: Goldsborough Wants Burnside to Hurry Up

JANUARY 5TH 1862:  Flag Officer L.M. Goldsborough, replying ro a telegram from Brigadier General Ambrose E. Burnside, the Army officer in command of the Roanoke Island expedition, wrote that:  "the sooner you start your first brigade [for Hatteras Inlet] the better, and so, too, with all vessels you have which are to be towed or which require choice weather in order to arrive safely."

President Lincoln was reported as "anxious to hear of the departure of the expedition."

Get a Move On.  --Old B-Runner

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