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In North Carolina, Confederate warship clears the Roanoke River near Plymouth of Union vessels

Sinking of the U.S.S. Southfield by the C.S.S. Albemarle, Plymouth, North Carolina, April 19, 1864, artist's impression, detail
04/19/1864
As part of a Confederate offensive to retake the North Carolina river town of Plymouth, the C.S.S. Albermarle, under Captain James Wallace Cooke, sailed to attack defending Union positions and clear the Roanoke River of Union warships.  In doing so, the Albermarle sank the U.S.S. Southfield and damaged the U.S.S. Miami, both paddle steamers.  Plymouth fell to Confederate land forces soon after.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
"The Rebel Ram at Plymouth, North Carolina," Harper's Weekly Magazine, May 7, 1864, p. 301. 
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