Fort Fisher

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

Monday, February 6, 2017

Capture of Fort Henry-- Part 4: A Serious Loss for the Confederacy

Though the Confederates in the fort had fought well, Confederate General Albert S. Johnston noted the results of the action:  "The capture of that Fort [Henry] by the enemy gives them the control of the navigation of the Tennessee River, and their gunboats are now ascending the river to Florence....  Should Fort Donelson be taken, it will open  the route to the enemy to Nashville, giving them the means of breaking the bridges and destroying the ferry-boats on the river as far as navigable."

In Other Words, a Serious Loss.  --Old B-R'er

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