Monday, August 29, 2011

It's a Naval Thing

From This Day in Naval History.


AUGUST 25th

1843-- The steam frigate USS Mississippi arrives in Gibraltar after completing the first trans-Atlantic crossing by a US steam-powered ship. Steamers played a big role in the war.


AUGUST 26th

1839-- The brig USS Washington seizes the slaver Amistad near Montauk Point, New York. Quite a few US naval vessels were involved in stopping the illegal African slave trade before the war.

1861-- Union amphibious force lands near Hatteras Inlet, North Carolina. The first of many land-sea operations during the war, the largest of which was at Fort Fisher.

1865-- The Civil War ends with the following Naval strength: 58,500 men and 600 ships.


AUGUST 29th

1861-- The US Navy captures the forts guarding Hatteras Inlet, NC.

Sure Helped Union Morale After the First Battle of Bull Run. --Old B-Runner


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