Full campaign and battle history of the largest combined operation in U.S. military history prior to World War II. By late 1864, Wilmington was the last major Confederate blockade-running seaport open to the outside world. The final battle for the port city's protector--Fort Fisher--culminated in the largest naval bombardment of the American Civil War, and one of the worst hand-to-hand engagements in four years of bloody fighting. Copious illustrations, including 54 original maps drawn by the author. Fresh new analysis on the fall of Fort Fisher, with a fascinating comparison to Russian defenses at Sebastopol during the Crimean War.Grant hounded Butler repeatedly until mid-December, when the flotilla finally got under way. The transports carrying 6, 500 men of the Federal Army of the James arrived off Cape Fear on December 15. Porter arrived on the 1 8th with 64anbsp;...
|Title||:||Moore's Historical Guide to the Wilmington Campaign and the Battles for Fort Fisher|
|Author||:||Mark A. Moore|
|Publisher||:||Da Capo Press - 1999|