Friday, October 30, 2009

The Battle of Mobile Bay!

I just bought this news reel for about $140. Judging by the date on the reel, August 5, 1864, it appears to be the Battle of Mobile Bay . I have no doubt in my mind that this is real footage. I paid a pretty penny for it. A fake news reel would not have cost this much.

At the end of the video, James Ewell Brown Stuart saves Fort Morgan, resulting in a Confederate victory!