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)
Sunday, February 5, 2017
February 5, 1862: Blockade Runner Captured
FEBRUARY 5TH, 1862: The USS Keystone State, Commander William E. le Roy, captured British blockade runner Mars with a cargo of salt off Fernandina, Florida.