150 years ago: Fort McAllister again! Why was that post so important?

On this day (March 3) in 1863, once again the Navy sortied to pester the Confederates at Fort McAllister.  Yes, the sixth time in just under a year.  This time the Navy brought forward three of its monitors new monitors to test the fort – USS Passaic, USS Nahant, and USS Patapsco. The USS Montauk,Continue reading “150 years ago: Fort McAllister again! Why was that post so important?”