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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 3. (ed. Frank Moore) 2 0 Browse Search
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Doc. 51. expedition to Ocracoke Inlet. Report of Commander Rowan. United States steamer Pawnee, Hatteras Inlet, September 18, 1861. sir: On Saturday, the 14th inst., I gave a pass to one of the people on Hatteras Island to go to Ocracoke Inlet, for the purpose of bringing his family from Portsmouth. I directed this person to examine the forts on Beacon Island and Portsmouth Island, and bring me a true report of the condition of things, the number of guns mounted, if any, and the number dismounted; whether any troops were there, and whether the gun-carriages had all been burned or not, and to report the result to me on his return. On Sunday morning, the 15th inst., the boat came alongside, with the man and his wife and children, in a destitute state. We gave them food, and the surgeon prescribed and furnished medicine for the sick of the family. The man reported that there were twenty guns in Fort Beacon, and four eight-inch shell guns at Portsmouth; that the guns w
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, A book of American explorers, chapter 9 (search)
sty's grant, and letters-patent, under her Highness' great seal. We passed from the seaside towards the tops of those hills next adjoining, being but of mean height; and from thence we beheld the sea on both sides to the north, and to the south, finding no end any of both ways. This land lay stretching itself to the west, which after we found to be but an island of twenty miles long, and not about six miles broad. This was one of the islands on the North Carolina coast, probably Portsmouth Island. Under the bank or hill whereon we stood, we beheld the valleys replenished with goodly cedar-trees; and, having discharged our arquebuse-shot, such a flock of cranes— the most part white-arose under us, with such a cry, redoubled by many echoes, as if an army of men had shouted all together. We remained by the side of this island two whole days before we saw any people of the country. The third day we espied one small boat rowing towards us, having in it three persons. This boat