At dawn, Union artillery begins a heavy bombardment of Fort Macon near Beaufort, North Carolina

Union forces under General Ambrose Burnside were closing on Beaufort, North Carolina.  At dawn, artillery of Brigadier General John Grubb Parke's division opened fire on thirty year old Fort Macon, a main strongpoint defending the port's channel.  By late afternoon, extensive destruction forced commander Collonel Moses White to ask for terms of surrender.  Rhode Island troops 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. 
Date Certainty
Exact
Type
Battles/Soldiers
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