"During the Revolutionary War, British vessels frequently raided shipping in [Ocracoke] inlet. Before regular defending forces were sent there the Ocracoke pilots captured several of these armed vessels; later a militia company and a large row galley were stationed at the inlet to guard American shipping, and supplies destined for Washington’s army at Valley Forge were brought in through Ocracoke Inlet at that time."
|Washington Crossing the Delaware, December 25, 1776|
by Emanuel Leutze, 1851
This month's Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of Ocracoke Lodge No. 194, Independent Order of Odd Fellows. You can read the Newsletter here: https://www.villagecraftsmen.com/island-inn-lodge-no-194-independent-order-odd-fellows/