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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hatteras, forts at. (search)
the command of the Confederate Maj. W. S. G. Andrews, and a small Confederate naval force, lying in Pamlico Sound, was in charge of Samuel Barron. An assault by both arms of the service began on the 28th, and was kept up until the next day, when the forts were surrendered. Not one of the Nationals was injured; the Confederates lost twelve or fifteen killed and thirty-five wounded. The number of troops surrendered, including officers, was 715, and with these, 1,000 stands of arms, thirty-one pieces of cannon, vessels with cotton and stores, and considerable gunpowder. The victorious expedition returned to Hampton Roads, when General Wool, who had succeeded General Butler in command there, issued a stirring order, announcing the victory. It was a severe blow to the Confederates, and led to important results. Colonel Hawkins, with Interior of Fort Hatteras. a portion of his 9th New York (Zouave) Regiment, was sent to garrison the forts at Hatteras, and hold the island and inlet.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hawkins, Dexter Arnold 1825-1886 (search)
Hawkins, Dexter Arnold 1825-1886 Lawyer; born in Camden, Me., June 23, 1825; graduated at Bowdoin College in 1848; began law practice in New York City in 1854. He took a keen interest in public education and other important questions, and did much to bring about legislation favorable to them. Among his publications are reports on Sectarian appropriations of public moneys and property; Duty of the State to protect the free common schools by organic law; Extravagance of the Tammany ring. His other works include Donations of public property to private corporations, and the illegal exemption of the same from taxation (which led to an amendment of the New York constitution prohibiting such appropriations); The Roman Catholic Church in New York City and the public land and public money; Free trade and protection; The redemption of the trade dollar; The silver problem, etc. He died in New York City, July 24, 1886.