Rochester in Southern VictoryEdit
In the aftermath of the War of Secession, Rochester had seen fortifications built up along its waterfront as relations between the US and Canada soured. However, because of the Economic Crash of 1863, the government hadn't had a lot of money to spend on them. In 1881, when the Second Mexican War began, the Royal Navy attacked the port city as part of its economic blockade upon the US. The shore batteries opened up, but were ineffectual, and the RN quickly destroyed most of them, before shelling the harbor into ruins.
After their bombardment, the ships of the Royal Navy retreated and stayed anchored outside the city, but still within plain sight for the rest of the war.
Rochester was the home of Frederick Douglass.