Fort Fisher

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

Friday, February 17, 2017

February 16, 1862: Sweeping Up the Cumberland River

FEBRUARY 16TH, 1862:  Gunboats of Flag Officer Foote's force destroyed the "Tennessee Iron Works" above Dover on the Cumberland River.

General McClellan wired Flag officer Foote from Washington:  "Sorry you are wounded.  How seriously?  Your conduct was magnificent.  With what force do you return?  I send nearly 600 sailors to you to-morrow."

--Old B-Runner


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