Tag Archives: Pamlico Sound

15 April 1863: “We would be out of ammunition in a few hours’ fire and have to remain under the fire of the rebel batteries and not [be able to] get up to New Berne or to return again.”

Item description: “Report of Lieutenant-Commander McCann, U. S. Navy, giving the views of Major-General Foster, U. S. Army, regarding boats in the Pamlico.” The report discusses naval actions near Washington, North Carolina, and includes the opinions of Major General John … Continue reading

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29 March 1863: Sketch….showing…..Siege of Washington, NC, March 29 to April 16, 1863

Item: “Sketch showing the position of the attacking and defending forces at the siege of Washington, N.C., March 29 to April 16, 1863″ From: U.S. Congress. Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War. Supplemental report of the Joint Committee on … Continue reading

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19 April 1862: Illustrations of the Civil War in Eastern North Carolina

Item description: Illustrations from Harper’s Weekly, 19 April 1862, p. 252. [Bottom Right] Craven County, New Bern, N.C. “Removal of the wounded to Newbern hospital.” 1862. Harper’s Weekly, April 19, 1862, p. 252. Neg. 80-400. NCC vault FFCC970.73 B96. [Top … Continue reading

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6 February 1862: Sketch Showing Route of the Burnside Expedition

Item description: This map is included with Major General J. G. Foster’s report to the Joint Committee on The Conduct of the War, a Congressional oversight committee set up in 1861. Although Foster’s report was published in 1866, the map … Continue reading

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25 January 1862: “North Carolina Rebels in a Flutter”

Item Description: “The Burnside Expedition.”  The New York Herald, 25 January 1862, page 1, column 6.   Item Transcription (partial): THE BURNSIDE EXPEDITION. North Carolina Rebels in a Flutter. THE MILITIA OF THE STATE CALLED OUT. THE THEATRE OF OPERATIONS. … Continue reading

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24 January 1862: “An Attack Anticipated on Newbern and Roanoke Island, North Carolina.”

Item Description: “The Burnside Expedition.” The New York Herald, 24 January 1862, page 1, column 3.   Item Transcription: THE BURNSIDE EXPEDITION. Arrival of Expeditionary Fleet in Pamlico Sound. An Attack Anticipated on Newbern and Roanoke Island, North Carolina. Removal … Continue reading

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19 September 1861: Confederate Deserter Coming into the Federal Lines at Munson’s Hill

Item description: page 411, with two Illustrations, from The Illustrated London News, October 19, 1861: “Fort Ocracoke, on Beacon Island, North Carolina, Destroyed by Fire on the 17th ult., by the Federalists.” “A Confederate Deserter Coming into the Federal Lines … 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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