Monday, December 27, 2010

The First Battle of Fort Fisher's 146th Anniversary-- Dec. 27, 1864

Bragg is content to let the Union forces in the beach escape.

As Union fleet sails away, Col. Lamb orders a defiant last parting volley toward it.

At night, the blockade-runner steamer Wild Rovers runs the blockade into Mew Inlet. Business returns to as usual.

Lamb and Whiting are hugely irate at Bragg's failure to act against Union forces on the shore.

Union General Grant and Navy Secretary Gideon Welles are infuriated with news of the failure.

These last few days are compliments of the North Carolina Historic Sites http://www.nchistoricsites.org/fisher/battle-1.htm

Again, Why Bragg? --B-R'er

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