Fort Fisher

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

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

February 1, 1862: Foote Leaving for Attack on Fort Henry

FEBRUARY 1, 1862:  Flag Officer Foote telegraphed Washington from Cairo:  "I leave early to-morrow with four armored gunboats on an expedition cooperating with the Army.

Senior officer will telegraph you during my absence.  Nothing new about the mortars.  Twenty-nine men shipped from regiments yesterday and three to-day.

Look Out Fort Henry.  --Old B-Runner

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