Letter from Private Amos Steere, 25th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, to his sister. New Bern, N.C. May 2, 1862 Dear Sister Lucy: … In one of
April 26, 1862 – A formal surrender ceremony took place after the Confederates gave up a formidable stronghold on the North Carolina coast. Federal forces
April 11, 1862 – Federal forces on the Atlantic coast targeted a key fort guarding the entrance to Savannah Harbor, near the South Carolina-Georgia border.
March 14, 1862 – Federals occupying points on the North Carolina coast advanced to the mainland in hopes of capturing one of the state’s largest
January 5, 1862 – Federal forces embarked on a joint army-navy operation to capture a key point on the North Carolina coast. President Abraham Lincoln,
December 24, 1861 – The Federal blockade began tightening with the capture of more blockade runners along the coasts. The month began with the capture