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In North Carolina, a combined federal army and navy operation captures Roanoke Island

Civil War Battle, iconic image
02/07/1862 to 02/08/1862
Union troops under General Ambrose Burnside, together with naval forces under Flag Officer Louis Goldsborough, effected successful landings on twelve by three mile Roanoke Island, an important position controlling the eastern coastal waters of North Carolina.  Landings took place on the Friday afternoon and the next day a series of engagements culminated with the surrender of  2,500 poorly trained Confederate defenders and their forts to Massachusetts, New York, and Connecticut units under Brigadier General John Foster.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Kevin Dougherty, Strangling the Confederacy: Coastal Operations in The American Civil War (Havertown, PA: Casemate Publishers, 2009), 78.
Chronicles of the Great Rebellion Against the United States of America (Philadelphia, PA: A. Winch, 1867), 19.
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