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In the Roanoke River, a daring U.S. Navy night raid sinks the Confederate warship Albemarle

Destruction of the C.S.S. Albemarle, Plymouth, North Carolina, October 27, 1864, artist's impression
10/27/1864 to 10/28/1864
The Confederate warship Albemarle had been successful in defending Plymouth, North Carolina during much of 1864.  Lieutenant William Cushing, USN led a daring raid, under cover of darkness, with two steam cutters and twenty-two men, on the Albemarle at her moorings.  A massive hole was blown her side and she sank in six feet of water.  The Union boats were swamped and most of the raiders captured, though Cushing made a thrilling escape.  (By John Osborne)  
Source Citation: 
Chronicles of the Great Rebellion Against the United States of America ... (Philadelphia, A. Winch, 1867), 86. 

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