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The Daily Dispatch: February 2, 1865., [Electronic resource], Yankee Reasons for the fall of Fort Fisher. (search)
d, and had only six thousand five hundred men in all; while Terry, with twelve thousand five hundred, was allowed to land without interruption. He adds: Terry landed quietly on Friday; had all Saturday to establish a line of breast-works, withready to assault the fort. The fleet co-operated with Terry, and enabled him to throw this line of defence across the Pdid not injure or weaken the land face of the fort. In Terry's attack, the fire of the fleet dismounted and injured all of the guns on the land side, where Terry was to attack, and all of the guns on the sea side. Notwithstanding the injury the assaulting column. By signals between himself and General Terry at brief intervals, this fire was so well managed as to the fire of the fleet. Injured and its fire silenced, Terry could not take it with six thousand men (troops, sailors ant in its fire, it is reasonably certain that the assault by Terry would have disastrously failed. Secretary Stanton has, in