Fort Fisher

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

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

February 6, 1862: CSS Louisiana Launched

FEBRUARY 6TH, 1862:  The USS Sciota, Lt. Edward Donaldson, captured the sloop Margaret off Isle au Breton, attempting to run the blockade with a cargo of cotton.

**  The CSS Louisiana was launched at Jefferson City, Louisiana. Delay followed delay in completing the machinery for this large ironclad which would have greatly helped in the defense of New Orleans.

--Old B-Runner

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