Thursday, March 6, 2014

The Smith Briggs Again

ACW: On This Day. //// OCTOBER 4TH, 1863: Federal expedition from Yorktown to Matthews County, Virginia. Navy gunboats USS Commodore Jones, Putnam, Stepping Stone and Army gunboats Flora Temple, C.P. Smith, Smith Briggs, General Jessup, Sam Ruatan, Young Rover and transport Maple Leaf destroyed over 150 small boats and sloops and capturedbeef cattle en route to Richmond. //// The expedition reported that the countryside was full of forage, corn, fodder, oats, sheep, poultry and cattle. //// --Old Secesh

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