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24484
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Fort Fisher was the largest and strongest earthwork fort of its time. Union troops hoped to bomb the fort using a ship loaded with explosives. The bomb was designed by General Benjamin F. ‘Beast’ Butler (1818-1893). Though the bomb failed, a second attack on the fort using a land assault and a naval bombardment brought the surrender of Fort Fisher.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 45 Issue 8, January 1978, p14-17, il
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24534
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Yankee forces during the American Civil War tried to bottle up the Cape Fear River to keep Confederates from getting supplies. Fort Fisher was the main reason the inlet was not closed by the Yankees, until Major General Benjamin F. ‘Beast’ Butler created a floating ship bomb that was supposed to strike Fort Fisher. This article discusses the idea and methodology for creating a ship bomb.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 45 Issue 7, December 1977, p10-14, il
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28160
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Early in the American Civil War the Union blockaded the southern states’ main ports. Wilmington was the last significant port that could harbor blockade runners to assist the Confederacy. The fort was finally taken by Union forces led by Alfred H. Terry on January 15, 1865.
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28667
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This article continues from the previous issue, providing details about the Confederate States Marine Corps in Wilmington and course of the battle at Fort Fisher, North Carolina.
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28345
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Despite the Union recognizing that the Cape Fear should be targeted early in the Civil War, steps for an assault on Fort Fisher did not occur until September of 1864. General Benjamin Butler formalized a plan to detonate a ship, the “Louisiana” near the walls of Fort Fisher to aid in an assault of the Confederate stronghold. Storms and a lack of communication resulted in the failed explosion of the “Louisiana” on December 24, 1864.
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