All things dealing with the Civil War Navies and actions along the coasts and rivers and against forts. Emphasis will be placed on Fort Fisher and all operations around Wilmington, NC. And, of course, the Blockade and Running the Blockade.
Fort Fisher, NE Bastion. Frank Vizetelly (National Geographic)
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
February 25, 1862: The USS Monitor Commissioned
FEBRUARY 25TH, 1862: The USS Monitor commissioned in New York, Lieutenant John L. Worden commanding. Captain Dahlgren described the Monitor as "a mere speck, like a hat on the surface."