The Battle of Roanoke Island: Burnside and the Fight for North Carolina

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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.
ISBN: 9781626199019
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: North Carolina
Series: Civil War
Images: 47
Pages: 176
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Michael P. Zatarga grew up surrounded by history in New York's Hudson Valley, resulting in a career in the history field, working with the National Park Service at Guilford Courthouse NMP in Greensboro, North Carolina, and Fort Raleigh NHS in Manteo. He was the living history coordinator for the 150th anniversary commemoration of the Civil War on the Outer Banks: Flags Over Hatters event. He lives on Roanoke Island with his wife and three children.
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