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In North Carolina, a combined federal army and navy operation bombards and captures coastal forts

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08/28/1861 to 08/29/1861
To halt the Confederate harassment of its shipping by vessels from the Hatteras Inlet, the Union dispached a powerful combined force under Commodore Silas Stringham, USN, and Major-General Benjamin Butler.  They commenced bombardment of the Confederate forts Hatteras and Clark and then landed troops of largely New York infantry.  This forced the unconditional surrender of the two Confederate strongpoints and their seven hundred men garrison the following day, a small but welcome victory after the recent debacle at Bull Run. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Chronicles of the Great Rebellion Against the United States of America (Philadelphia, PA: A. Winch, 1867), 11. 
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