Most people are unaware of the important roles played by Union and Confederate soldiers on the Outer Banks of North Carolina in 1861. Hatteras was the site of many significant Civil War events, beginning with battles on August 27.
The following illustration, courtesy of the Outer Banks History Center, depicts the Federal bombardment of Confederate forts at Hatteras Inlet.
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"Stay tuned" for more information about Civil War Sesquicentennial events planned for Hatteras Island this coming August.
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the autobiography of Frank Treat Fulcher. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news052111.htm.