A formal surrender ceremony takes place after the Confederates give up a formidable stronghold on the North Carolina coast.
Federals occupying points on the North Carolina coast advance to the mainland in hopes of capturing one of the state’s largest cities.
Federals confront the Confederate “mosquito” fleet north of Albemarle Sound on the North Carolina coast, threatening nearby Elizabeth City in the process.
The Federal army-navy effort to seize North Carolina’s Outer Banks continues, with the potential reward being a strengthening of the naval blockade and the opening of an invasion route into southern Virginia.
Confederates scramble to defend the North Carolina coast, including efforts to take back Forts Clark and Hatteras at Hatteras Inlet.
The first Federal joint army-navy expedition of the war sets out to close one of North Carolina’s busiest ports.