Port Royal, SC

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Admiral Andrew Foote assigned to replace Admiral Dupont as head of South Atlantic Squadron Battles/Soldiers
Admiral Andrew Foote dies after a short illness at the Astor Hotel in New York City Battles/Soldiers
Admiral Dahlgren appointed to replace the ailing Admiral Foote as South Atlantic Squadron commander Battles/Soldiers
At Port Royal, South Carolina, the 1st South Carolina Colored Infantry receives its regimental colors Battles/Soldiers
Confederate naval units capture the Tacony off the East Coast and convert her into a commerce raider Battles/Soldiers
General Hunter takes his leave after an eventful year as head of the Department of the South Battles/Soldiers
- Harriet Tubman works as a nurse for the Union Army in South Carolina Personal
- In South Carolina, the U.S. South Atlantic Blockading Squadron takes Port Royal by naval bombardment Battles/Soldiers
Largest U.S. Fleet ever assembled sails from Norfolk, Virginia to blockade and harass the Confederate coast Battles/Soldiers
Major General David Hunter takes command of the Union Army's new Department of the South Battles/Soldiers
Prominent United States Navy hero Samuel Francis Du Pont dies suddenly in Philadelphia Personal
The "Stone Fleet" sets sail from New Bedford, Massachusetts Battles/Soldiers
The "Stone Fleet" sets sail from Port Royal, South Carolina for Charleston Harbor Battles/Soldiers
- The South Atlantic Blockading Squadron runs into a storm on its way to South Carolina and ships are lost Crime/Disasters
- The U.S. Navy's "Stone Fleet" is deliberately sunk in the channels of Charleston Harbor Battles/Soldiers
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