The Civil War on Hatteras: The Chicamacomico Affair and the Capture of the US Gunboat Fanny

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North Carolina's Hatteras Island was home to many Civil War firsts--among them the first Confederate capture of an armed Union vessel and the first combined amphibious assault of the Confederate army and navy. The Confederates' desire to regain control of this Outer Banks island and Hatteras Inlet saw the capture of the U.S. gunboat "Fanny" and led to the famous Chicamacomico Affair at Live Oak encampment. The skirmish featured harrowing acts of valor by the Twentieth Indiana Regiment, as well as a path toward victory for the Confederate forces. Follow alongside author Lee Oxford as he offers a detailed portrait of the sands of Live Oak and discover in vivid detail a remarkable story of war.
ISBN: 9781609498986
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: North Carolina
Series: Civil War
Images: 83
Pages: 256
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Lee Oxford is the proprietor of Lee Oxford Books and Antiquarian Newspapers in Salisbury, MD. A Civil War conference speaker, Lee has presented at the Flags Over Hatteras Civil War conference as well as been a keynote speaker at the Museum of the Albemarle. Oxford leads an international organization to fight poverty in Africa in his spare time. Dennis Schurr is a Civil War historian and collector. A resident of Roanoke Island, Schurr is a board member of the Outer Banks History Center and the Graveyard of the Atlantic museum. His wife, KaeLi is the curator at the OBHC. He is at the center of everything related to the Civil War on the Outer Banks. Pullen is the author of two books on the Civil War on the Outer Banks, including "Portraits of the Past: The Civil War on Hatteras Island". Drew also serves as the chair of the Flags Over Hatteras Civil War on the Outer Banks Sesquicentennial Committee and is on the board of the Graveyard of the Atlantic museum.
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