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In North Carolina, a Union counter-attack drives back a Confederate force in the "Chicomacomico Races"

Civil War Battle, iconic image
10/05/1861
The previous day, Georgia troops had made a dawn assault on the 20th Indiana at Chicomacomico, captured their camp and forty prisoners, and drove the rest miles back along the beach towards Cape Hatteras. A Union counter-attack the next day, supported by naval fire, drove the Confederates, in turn, back down the beach to their boats and they returned to Roanoke Island. The whole affair was dubbed "the Chicomacomico Races."  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
Chronicles of the Great Rebellion Against the United States of America (Philadelphia, PA: A. Winch, 1867), 12.