On the Florida coast, Union artillery and navy ships bombard Confederate positions around Pensacola

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Combined Union artillery and naval gunfire bombarded the powerful Confederate gun emplacements at Fort McRae and Fort Barrancas around Pensacola in Florida. U.S. Navy units Niagara and Richmond, along with the artillery at Fort Pickens, pounded the area for two days, reducing the fire from the Confederate positions significantly causing severe damage to nearby Warrington.  Answering fire killed a soldier at Pickens and wounded several others.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation
Frank Moore, ed., The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events, with Documents, Narratives, Illustrative Incidents, Poetry, Etc. (New York: G.P.Putnam, 1861), III: 87.
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