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22 February 1862: Illustration, “The ‘Picket’ leading the ships of the Burnside expedition over Hatteras Bar.”

Item description: Page 187 from The Illustrated London News, February 22, 1862, “The Civil War in America: The ‘Picket’ leading the ships of the Burnside expedition over Hatteras Bar.” Throughout January and February 1862, Burnside’s Expedition experienced storms and other … Continue reading

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15 January 1862: “Death of Colonel J. W. Allen, Surgeon Weller and the Second Mate of the Ann E. Thompson, January 15, 1862.”

Item Description: Illustration “Death of Colonel J. W. Allen, Surgeon Weller and the Second Mate of the Ann E. Thompson, January 15, 1862.”  Illustration from unknown source, but first published as part of the article “Tragic Incidents of the Burnside … Continue reading

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9 November 1861: “View of the camp of the 20th Indiana Regiment, also Fort Hatteras, and the anchorage at Hatteras Inlet, N.C., taken from the ramparts of Fort Clark.”

Item description: Dare County, Hatteras Island, N.C. “View of the camp of the 20th Indiana Regiment, also Fort Hatteras, and the anchorage at Hatteras Inlet, N.C., taken from the ramparts of Fort Clark.” Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper, November 9, 1861, … Continue reading

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21 September 1861: Harper’s Weekly reports on Forts Hatteras and Clark

Item description: Illustrations accompanying the article, “Forts Hatteras and Clark” in Harper’s Weekly, September 21, 1861: page 597, “View of Fort Hatteras Just Before the Surrender—Colonel Weber’s Force Under the Walls,” and “Gallant Exploit of Aid-du-camp Fiske at the Bombardment … Continue reading

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16 September 1861: “Intercepted an American schooner with released prisoners on board from Hatteras Inlet. She was boarded by the U.S.S. Union…”

Item description: General report of Flag-Officer S. H. Stringham, U. S. Navy, commanding Atlantic Blockading Squadron, transmitting reports of vessels boarded and captured by the U. S. ships Dale and St. Lawrence. To read more from the Official Records of … Continue reading

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3 September 1861: “You will immediately take Ocracoke Inlet, to be used, like Hatteras, as a harbor of refuge…”

Item description: Instructions from the United States Secretary of the Navy to Flag-Officer S. H. Stringham, U.S. Navy, commanding Atlantic Blockading Squadron, regarding the holding and obstructing of the inlets of North Carolina by sinking vessels loaded with stone. To … Continue reading

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29 August 1861: “And it is stipulated and agreed by the contracting parties, on the part of the said United States Government, that the officers and men shall recieve the treatment due to prisoners of war.”

Item description: The Weekly State Journal of Raleigh, North Carolina, published these “Articles of Capitulation” between Union and Confederate forces after the Battle of Hatteras Inlet. Signed on 29 August 1861, the agreement stipulates that the forces and “all munitions … Continue reading

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28 August 1861: “Hatteras. A Blow For The Union”

Item description: Pictorial envelope, “Hatteras A Blow for the Union,” manufactured by Reagles & Co. (New York), [between 1861 and 1865]. This envelope commemorated the Union victory at the Battle of Hatteras Inlet. Item citation: Envelope, from catalog #VCC970.7 C58, … Continue reading

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27 August 1861: “Bombardment & capture of the forts at Hatteras Inlet, N.C.”

Item description: Dare County, Hatteras Island, N.C. “Bombardment & capture of the forts at Hatteras Inlet, N.C. by the U.S. Fleet under Commodore Stringham and the Forces under Gen. Butler, Aug. 27, 1861.” Lithograph by Currier and Ives. Click here … Continue reading

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