The Battle of Roanoke Island

The Battle of Roanoke Island

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In the winter of 1861, Union armies had failed to win any significant victories over their Confederate counterparts. The Northern populace, overwhelmed by the bloodshed, questioned whether the costs of the war were too high. President Lincoln despondently wondered if he was going to lose the Union. As a result, tension was incredibly high when Union hero Ambrose Burnside embarked for coastal North Carolina. With the eyes of the nation and world on little Roanoke Island in the Outer Banks, Burnside began his amphibious assault on the beaches and earned a victory that shifted control of Southern waters. Join author and historian Michael Zatarga as he traces the story of the crucial fight on Roanoke Island.Charles Dimmock, designer of Roanoke Islanda#39;s defenses, would go on to design even larger defenses, including ... From the National Park Service. by recently arrived impressed black laborers, marched down the road, they needed a local guide to point out the site, so undistinguished was its appearance. Supplea#39;s Hill was surrounded by the thick tar-like swamps that were the signature of the island.

Title:The Battle of Roanoke Island
Author:Michael P. Zatarga
Publisher:Arcadia Publishing - 2015-05-18


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