Civil War Brown Water Navies

The Civil War in NE North Carolina

June 2013 Blog Posts (1)

I have about come to the conclusion that...

I've about come to a conclusion that most of the sailors in the "mosquito fleet", except for the officers, were natives of northeastern North Carolina and southeastern Virginia and may have been pre-war members of their ship's crew. This is definitely the case of the Curlew. I strongly suspect the same for the Raleigh and Ellis. Both rosters are loaded with Currituck and Dare County names.

Si Harrington, Terry Foenander, and I have set a goal to identify as many NC sailors and Marines…

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Added by Bruce Long on June 22, 2013 at 5:58pm — No Comments

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