Statistics for occurrence #1 of “North Carolina” in chapter 9, page 171 of Daniel Ammen, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 7.2, The Atlantic Coast:
...m Norfolk to Cape Lookout, is within our reach by light-draught vessels, which cannot possibly live at sea during the winter months.
From it offensive operations may be made upon the whole coast of North Carolina to Bogue Inlet, extending many miles inland to Washington, Newbern, and Beaufort.
In the language of the chief-engineer of the rebels, Colonel Thompson, in an official report, it is the key of the ...
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