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Presented by John V. Quarstein, director emeritus of the USS Monitor Center
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About the lecture:
The Civil War’s first combined operation was the Federal capture of Hatteras Inlet, North Carolina, August 28-29, 1861. The Atlantic Blockading Squadron, commanded by Flag Officer Silas Horton Stringham, and supported by several New York infantry regiments commanded by Major General Benjamin Franklin Butler, attacked and captured two forts guarding the entrance into the North Carolina Sounds. Hatteras Inlet had been a haven for Confederate raiders capturing Northern merchant ships off Cape Hatteras. Butler’s landing operation was a confused effort; nevertheless, Stringham’s squadron was able to pound the inlet’s defending forts, Clark and Hatteras, into submission. The Federals retained control of Hatteras Inlet until the conflict’s conclusion.
Civil War Lecture: Capture of Hatteras Inlet, NC
August 27, 2021 • 12 p.m. (ET)
Image credit: The Burnside Expedition at Hatteras Inlet. Angelo Wiser, artist. Harper’s Weekly, Vol. 6, No. 268, p. 101.
John V. Quarstein
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