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The Capture of Fernandina, Florida in March 1862

After capturing Port Royal, South Carolina, in November 1861, Flag Officer Samuel Du Pont began planning operations to capture additional ports along the coast from Charleston, South Carolina to Cape Canaveral, Florida and close...

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April 1861: The Civil War Begins

April 1861 in the Civil War On April 5th 1861, Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles ordered a Naval expedition to proceed to Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor for the purpose of resupplying the...