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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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17 September 1861: Destruction of Fort Ocracoke on Beacon Island, at the entrance of Pamlico Sound

Item description: “Destruction of Fort Ocracoke on Beacon Island, at the entrance of Pamlico Sound, Sept. 17, 1861, by an expedition under command of Lieut. Eastman, of the ‘Pawnee’.” As published in The New York Illustrated News, October 7, 1861, … 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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