Item description: “Report of Acting Rear-Admiral Lee, U. S. Navy, regarding affairs in and about Wilmington, N. C., and the inefficiency of the blockade.”
The report discusses naval actions near Wilmington, North Carolina, including reports of contraband, blockade activities, a yellow fever outbreak, fortifications along the coast, the construction of a Confederate ironclad, and arms manufacturing near Fayetteville.
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Item citation: Official records of the Union and Confederate Navies in the War of the Rebellion.. Series I, Volume 8. Washington : G.P.O., 1899. C970.75 U58no Ser. I, Vol. 8. North Carolina Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.