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Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 1. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book IV:—the first autumn. (search)
y indented coast of North Carolina stretches a narrow tongue of sand, which describes a convex arc and envelops a vast sheet of water. This inland sea, called Pamlico Sound, which resembles, on a larger scale, the lagoons of Venice, is almost everywhere navigable for vessels of considerable size. It is interspersed with numerous islands, the largest of which, Roanoke Island, divides it into two unequal parts; the southern portion, designated as Pamlico Sound proper, presents the larger surface; the sheet lying northward is known by the name of Albemarle Sound. This tongue of sand is intersected at intervals by difficult inlets resembling those of Lido and, above all, not to leave the other in the hands of the enemy, who yet occupied two of them. These two entrances, opening in the tongue of sand which envelops Pamlico Sound, are the Ocracoke Inlet, south of Hatteras; and more to the northward, the three contiguous estuaries called Oregon Inlet, New Inlet, and Loggerhead Inlet, sit
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 1. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book V:—the first winter. (search)
ind and sea. Thanks to the untiring zeal of the navy, the disaster which had seemed imminent was avoided, and on the 24th of January the whole fleet, favored by an extraordinary tide, raised by the end of the gale entered the calmer waters of Pamlico Sound. The first object of the expedition was to take possession of Roanoke Island, situated at sixty kilometres to the north, which, as we have already mentioned, commands the entrance of Albemarle Sound. It required some time, however, for the ke. The Virginia was not enough of a sea vessel and carried too little coal to venture upon the high sea, and, as it was then thought, to carry dismay even into the port of New York; but she could take advantage of a calm to go and recapture Pamlico Sound from Goldsborough's fleet; or, better still, she could ascend the Potomac as far as in front of Washington and throw bomb-shells into the capital of the Union. The parts would then have been reversed; it would no longer have been the part of