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27 February 1864: “…for the old light-boats now at Plymouth, to obstruct the Neuse and Roanoke rivers, in order to prevent the rebel ironclads said to be building up those rivers coming down to assist…”

Item description: “Letter from Acting Rear-Admiral Lee, U. S. Navy, to the chairman of the Light-House Board, regarding channel buoys in Beaufort Harbor, and the use of old light-boats as obstructions.” To read more from the Official Records of the … Continue reading

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15 February 1862: “WHEREAS, Robert K. Smith hath proposed to finish up the entire work of the Cape Fear and Deep River Improvement…”

Item description: In this report, a North Carolina Secession Convention committee recommends an ordinance calling for navigational improvements on the Cape Fear and Deep Rivers. The work would be overseen by Robert K. Smith, and, if completed, would provide better … Continue reading

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