The Civil War in NE North Carolina
John V. Quarstein, author of "CSS Virginia: Mistress of Hampton Roads" and "The Monitor Boys" and producer of Civil War documentaries for WHRO, will be one of the keynote speakers for this year's event. He will be talking about the North Carolina Squadron and its destruction at the battle of Elizabeth City.
Lee Oxford will also be speaking. His topic will be the capture of the Fanny and the Chicamacomico Races. One of his ancestors was captured aboard the Fanny.
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Barry Cullens and I have been discussing a renewal of the search for the CSS Sea Bird. Barry has done sonar scans of the Pasquotank River in the past that turned up 6 likely locations. I located some information this past summer that helps narrow things down even further.
I wasn't looking for Sea Bird information at the time. I was looking for signal flags. Philip Madre, finder of the CSS Appomattox, was having a painting made of the Appomattox escaping up the river towards the…Continue
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