The Battle of Fort Fisher, N.C.

Monday, December 27, 2010

The First Battle of Fort Fisher's 146th Anniversary-- Dec. 26, 1864

Since I take a day off from blogging in Sundays, hey football time right now, this is what happened yesterday.


Fort Fisher still intact.

General Butler and most of his soldiers departs for Hampton Roads, Virginia.

Between noon and late afternoon Confederate General Braxton Bragg arrives at Sugar Loaf. Gen. Hoke with Hagood's brigade and the rest of Kirkland's men arrive as well.

No attempt is made to capture Union forces stranded on the beach (600 men). Probably because the Union Navy was still at battle stations.

I Still Think at Least Some Sort of Effort Should Have Been Made Against That Union Force. ButBragg Was There Now. Not Likely. --Old B-Runner

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