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Union troops take possession of Fort Macon near Beaufort, North Carolina

Fort Macon, Beaufort, North Carolina, July 1940
04/25/1862
The day before, at dawn, artillery of Brigadier General John G. Parke's division opened fire on thirty year old Fort Macon, a main strongpoint defending the channel to the port of Beaufort, North Carolina.  By late afternoon, extensive destruction forced commander Collonel Moses White to ask for terms of surrender.  These were agreed overnight and troops of the Fifth Rhode Island Infantry occupied the fort the next morning.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Chronicles of the Great Rebellion Against the United States of America (Philadelphia, PA: A. Winch, 1867), 26. 

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