On the North Carolina coast, a Confederate amphibious assault captures a Union camp at Chicomacomico

Three days before, Confederates had captured a supply ship for a new Union garrison at Chicomacomico, above Hatteras Inlet.  Georgia troops from Roanoke Island, aboard barges, made a dawn assault on this force, the 20th Indiana, captured their camp, stores, and forty prisoners, and drove the rest back along the beach towards Cape Hatteras. A Union counter-attack the next day, supported by naval fire, drove the Confederates back to their boats.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation
Chronicles of the Great Rebellion Against the United States of America (Philadelphia, PA: A. Winch, 1867), 12.
Date Certainty
Exact
Type
Battles/Soldiers
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