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On the North Carolina coast, a Confederate amphibious assault captures a Union camp at Chicomacomico

Civil War Battle, iconic image
10/04/1861
Three days before, Confederates had captured a supply ship for a new Union garrison at Chicomacomico, above Hatteras Inlet.  Georgia troops from Roanoke Island, aboard barges, made a dawn assault on this force, the 20th Indiana, captured their camp, stores, and forty prisoners, and drove the rest back along the beach towards Cape Hatteras. A Union counter-attack the next day, supported by naval fire, drove the Confederates back to their boats.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
Chronicles of the Great Rebellion Against the United States of America (Philadelphia, PA: A. Winch, 1867), 12.

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