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The Civil War in NE North Carolina

July 2013 Blog Posts (2)

The NCS Albemarle and the NC Navy

Before North Carolina even seceded from the Union, Governor Ellis began purchasing ships for a North Carolina Navy. By June of 1861, the state had seceded and officers were appointed for the NC Navy by the Military and Naval Board. Commander William Muse, the head of the new state navy, and naval agent Marshall Parks, president of the Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal Co., were charged with the task of evaluating the ships available for purchase. On their recommendation, the Caledonia, Loper,…

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Added by Bruce Long on July 14, 2013 at 3:05pm — No Comments

Just in case you want to see Civil War sailor service records

Terry Foenander, Si Harrington, and I recently decided to post our lists of Civil War era sailors and marines online. Terry's covers the entire Confederate navy. Si's cover sailors and marines that were NC natives or lived in North Carolina. Mine covers the sailors that were in the North Carolina Squadron.

Why three lists? Each one is incomplete, a work in progress. We plan to identify the NC members of the NC Squadron, add data from their service later in the war that Terry has…

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Added by Bruce Long on July 6, 2013 at 10:59am — No Comments

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