August 2, 1864: “Three boats went entirely around Sumter this evening”- Federal recon of Fort Sumter

Periodically during the Third Major Bombardment, the Federals sent out boats under the cover of night to assess the progress of the destruction of Fort Sumter.  The most detailed of those reports came in the first days of August 1864.  On the night of August 1-2, three boats, lead by Captain Richard Allison, 127th NewContinue reading “August 2, 1864: “Three boats went entirely around Sumter this evening”- Federal recon of Fort Sumter”