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The Civil War in NE North Carolina

November 2012 Blog Posts (1)

Tracking down the formation of the short-lived NC Navy

The NC Navy only existed for a couple of months before being ceded to the Confederacy. During that time, seven ships were purchased and two or three more were chartered. The state agreed to sell the ships to the Confederate Navy for $61,040 on 3 July 1861. The legislature ceded all ships and fortifications to the Confederate government on 12 July 1861.

Governor Ellis's papers include a list of the steamers available in the Albemarle and the Norfolk areas. The list was compiled by…


Added by Bruce Long on November 11, 2012 at 10:30am — 4 Comments

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