Daily Archives: 10 Jul ’12

10 July 1862: “…seven or eight Yankee gunboats came up the Roanoke yesterday and without the slightest notice opened a bombardment upon the town of Hamilton.”

Item description: Newspaper article, 10 July 1862, reporting on an attack by Union gunboats near Hamilton, N.C., on the Roanoke River. After Federal troops took control of northeastern North Carolina, in early 1862, including the mouth of the Roanoke River, … Continue reading

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