Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Fort Fisher 147 Years Ago Today

** Instead of overwhelming Curtis' vulnerable troops, Bragg let them escape from the beach.

** Fort Fisher fires a defiant volley as the Union fleet sails away.

** During the night, the steamer Wild Rover runs the blockade at New Inlet.

** Lamb and Whiting are greatly dissatisfied at Bragg's inactivity and failure to crush the enemy forces ashore.

** Union general U.S. Grant and Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles are infuriated to learn the Fort Fisher expedition a failure.

Kind of interesting that a descendant of Bragg is now in charge of the battleship USS North Carolina in Wilmington.

Finally, Good News for the Confederacy, But Not for Long. --Old B-Runner

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