Fort Fisher

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

Friday, March 10, 2017

March 11, 1862: St. Augustine, Florida, Is Captured

MARCH 11TH, 1862:  Landing party from the USS Wabash, Commander C.R.P. Rodgers, occupied St. Augustine, Florida, which had been evacuated by Confederate troops in the face of naval threat.

This was all part of Lee's instructions to Confederate forces in Florida to evacuate any places they didn't think they could defend.

**  Two Confederate gunboats under construction at the head of Pensacola Bay were burned by Confederate military authorities to prevent their falling into Northern hands in the event of an anticipated move against Pensacola by Union naval forces.

--Old B-Runner

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