Fort Fisher

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

Thursday, February 2, 2017

January 28, 29, 1862: Capturing Blockade Runners

JANUARY 28TH, 1862:  Boat crews under Acting Master William L. Martine from the USS De Soto boarded and captured blockade runner Major Barbour at Isle Derniere, Louisiana, with cargo including gun powder, niter, sulphur, percussion caps and lead.

JANUARY 29TH, 1862:   Storeship USS Supply, Commander George M. Colvocoreses, captured schooner Stephen Hart south of Sarasota, Florida, with cargo of arms and munitions.

Keeping Weapons Away From the Confederates.  --Old B-Runner

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