Fort Fisher

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

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Capture of Columbus, Kentucky-- Part 2: A Brilliant Strategy

The powerful fort, thought by many to be impregnable, had fallen without a struggle.

Brigadier General Cullom wrote:  "Columbus, the Gibraltar of the West, is ours and Kentucky is free, thanks to the brilliant strategy of the campaign, by which the enemy's center was pierced at Forts Henry and Donelson, his wings isolated from each other and turned, compelling thus the evacuation of the strongholds at Bowling Green first and now Columbus."

--Old B-R'er

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