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Daniel Ammen, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 7.2, The Atlantic Coast (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Chapter VIII Hatteras InletRoanoke Island. (search)
with ease. Once inside, there is a safe harbor and anchorage in all weathers. From there the whole coast of Virginia and North Carolina, from 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 Albemarle. In my judgment, it is a station second in importance only to Fortress Monroe on this coast. As a depot for coaling and supplies for the blockading squadron it is invaluable. As a harbor for our coasting trade, or inlet from the winter storms or from pirates, it is of the first importance. Future events fully confirmed the opinion of General Butler as to the value of Hatteras Inlet in a military point of view, and no less in res
Strong, Commander J. H., 81 Stuyvesant, Report of, 143 Sumter, Fort, see Fort Sumter. Sumter, the, U. S. steamer, 7 Susquehanna, the, U. S. vessel, 7, 16, 20 et seq., 23, 27, 32, 166 et seq., 174, 224, 228 Swan, Paymaster, 212 T. Tacony, the, 218, 228, 239 Tatnall, Commodore, Josiah, 19; his defence of Fort Walker, 22 et seq., 47 Taylor, Captain, Wm. Rogers, 77, 81 Terry, General A. H., 129 et seq., 160, 228, 231 et seq., 236 et seq., 241 et seq. Thompson, Colonel, 171 Ticonderoga, the, 222, 228 Toombs, Engineer, 141 Torpedoes, sketch of, 140; success of, 148; facts about, 157 et seq. Toucey, Isaac, ex-Secretary of Navy, 3 Trapier, General, 52, 57 Tristam Shandy, the, 229 Trumpeter, the, U. S. transport, 205 Truxton, Commander, 239 et seq. Turner, Commander, Thomas, 91 et seq., 99 Tuscarora, the, 228 U. Unadilla, the, U. S. gunboat, 21, 26, 33, 37, 67, 74, 81, 218, 228, 242 Uncas, the, U. S. vessel, 71