Monday, January 10, 2011

Second Battle of Fort Fisher Anniversary

LATE DECEMBER, 1864

General Grant chooses Maj. Gen. Alfred Terry, commander of the XXIV Corps, Army of the James, to lead the second expedition against Fort Fisher.

JANUARY 6, 1865

In the morning, Army transports carrying nearly 10,000 troops depart from Hampton Roads, Virginia.

Today, no Federal activity off Fort Fisher other than the regular blockading squadron's activity. The main fleet did not leave Beaufort, NC, until the 12th.

Repairs from the first attack on the fort continue. Gen. Braxton Bragg in overall command of the Wilmington area.

And, So This Begins As Well. --Old B-R'er.

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