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The Civil War in NE North Carolina

September 2012 Blog Posts (1)

Fort Monroe Action

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I have a short message that I hope makes sense. As everyone knows, Fort Monroe played a major role in the operations of Eastern North Carolina, and so much more. It was kind of a base for the Union Navy, and many sailors frequented the facilities there. I guess the closest thing to the Navy club was the Hygeia DIning Saloon! James Fenwick, quarter gunner who died first on the night the Monitor was lost, was incarcerated in the brig here, along with…


Added by Caroline Hancock on September 7, 2012 at 7:05pm — No Comments

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