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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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11 November 1861: “It requires infinitely more courage to be a friend of the Union in North Carolina than here…”

Item description: A broadside, printed in New York and dated 11 November 1861, asking for donations of supplies or contributions of money to be gathered in support of “those loyal inhabitants of the coast of North Carolina who have been … 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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14 September 1861: “General view of Forts Hatteras and Clark, North Carolina, captured on the 29th of August, 1861″

Item description: Dare County, Hatteras Island, N.C. “General view of Forts Hatteras and Clark, North Carolina, captured on the 29th of August, 1861, by the United States naval and military forces under the command of Commodore Stringham and Major-General Butler.” … 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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