"Salt is eminently contraband because of its use in curing meats, without which armies cannot be subsisted" - Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman - 1862.
The idea was for the Union to launch a raid on a small Confederate salt works.
|The 7th Indiana pull ashore|
|A lucky shot takes out the Confederate shore battery|
|The fighting 5th are urged forward|
|A sharp handbrake turn to avoid the fire fight!|
|Tucker's men stand firm in the face of overwhelming odds|
|The militia prepare|
|The 2nd US Sharpshooters lead the way|
|Having captured the landing dock the Union forces pour ashore|
|One artilleryman realises in a rush of enthusiasm he has come ashore and fights to get back on board!|
|Freed slaves help the 5th in their initial assault on the salt works|
|The sharpshooters surge across the causeway supported by Ensign Arrant's boat gun|