Fort Fisher

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

Saturday, April 1, 2017

April 1, 1862: Union Force Spike Guns of Fort No. 1

APRIL 1ST, 1862:  A combined Army-Navy boat expedition under Master John V. Johnston, USN, of the  gunboat USS St. Louis and Colonel George W. Roberts landed and spiked the guns of Fort No. 1 on the Tennessee shore above Island No. 10, Mississippi River (night of 1-2 April).

Colonel Roberts reported:  "To the naval officers in command of the boats great praise is due for the admirable manner in which our approach was conducted.

--Old B-Runner

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