Tag Archives: Hatteras

16 January 1862: “All is quiet.—We feel anxious about Roanoke Island.”

Item Description: editorial from The Daily Journal (Wilmington, N. C.), 16 January 1862, page 2 column 1.  “The ships that left Norfolk” are those of the Burnside Expedition. Transcription: THE DAILY JOURNAL. CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA. WILMINGTON, N. C., THURSDAY, … 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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13 January 1862: “Wreck of the City of New York”

Item Description: “The Wreck of the ‘City of New York,’ of the Burnside Expedition, off Hatteras Inlet.” Harper’s Weekly, February 15, 1862, pages 104-105. (Scan made from 4″x5″ copy color transparency.) A powerful northeaster storm struck the mid-Atlantic coast between … Continue reading

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10 January 1862: Burnside Expedition rumors

Item Description:  Newspaper article “The Burnside Expedition” from The Daily Journal (Wilmington, N. C.), page 2 column 2. Transcription: The following account of the Burnside expedition was intended to have been inserted in yesterday’s Journal, and was so referred to … 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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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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7 October 1861: “Hatteras will prove to Lincoln a barren victory.”

Item description: Article, 7 Oct 1861, from the Wilmington Daily Journal reporting on the capture of a Federal steamer, the U.S.S. Fanny. Item citation: The Daily Journal. 7 October 1861. Wilmington, N.C.: Fulton & Price. C071 W74jd. North Carolina Collection, … 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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