Fort Fisher

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

Saturday, January 28, 2017

155 Yeas Ago, January 23-24: Union Captures a Ship and Loses a Lightboat

JANUARY 23RD, 1862:  Schooner Samuel Rotan, tender to USS Colorado, Captain Bailey,  captured steamer Calhoun in East Bay, Mississippi River, with cargo of powder, coffee and chemicals.

JANUARY 24TH, 1862:  A Union lightboat off Cape Henry went aground and was captured by Confederates.

--Old B-Runner


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