Monday, August 27, 2007

Today in History 8/28

Today in 1861 Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, fell to Union troops. This two-day operation succeeded in closing an important outlet from Pamlico Sound for Confederate blockade-runners. The Union blockade of the South now tightened and made vital European trade more difficult. A decisive blow to the confederacy.

3 comments:

JoAlbero said...

A very sad day in our history indeed!

TomCat said...

Where are you? We miss you. BTW great post.

Soapbox said...

Been a little busy. I'm still here though. Thanks for asking.