The Battle of Mobile Bay 1864

#OnThisDay 1864 At the Battle of Mobile Bay, 14 Irishmen were awarded the Medal of Honor. During the battle, the Union Army & Navy launched an attack on two Confederate forts to stop blockade runners. Roughly 20% of the Union Navy were Irishmen.

Image

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s