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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Chris Meekins, sitting at his desk at the state archives, found the boiler of the CSS Forrest yesterday. He was combing through old issues of Pailman John's North Carolinian newspaper and found an article about a boiler being discovered about 50 yards from the shore off Lawrence and Son's Shipyard in Elizabeth City. John Fair of Portsmouth was diving to recover rollers and chains that had rolled off the end of the marine railway for the shipyard owners when he came across a large boiler.…Continue
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Plymouth will be celebrating their annual Living History Weekend on April 29th - May 1st. Check out http://www.livinghistoryweekend.com/intro.htm for more details. Here are a few photos from last year's event:
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Andrew Duppstadt has uploaded photos of the CSS Neuse remains. I've added albums of USS Commodore Perry, USS Commodore Barney, USS Morse, USS Hunchback, USS Lockwood, USS Miami, USS Ceres, USS Louisiana, USS Shawsheen, and USS Putnam photos and drawings. More Union flotilla drawings and photos will follow.
Photos of officers have been added to the albums for the various ships.
Once I finish uploading the Union flotilla, I'll upload the few drawings of the North Carolina…Continue
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At the bottom of the page is a picture that appeared in Harper's Weekly showing the Union flotilla at anchor in the Pasquotank River sometime within a couple of days of the battle. I consider it to be fairly accurate, as they had a sketch artist traveling with the Burnside Expedition. The three-masted USS Louisiana in the forground is a gimme. How many do you think you can identify?…
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