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Wilmington, N. C. City, port of entry, and county seat of New Hanover county, N. C.; on Cape Fear River, about 20 miles front the Atlantic Ocean. It was originally laid out under the name of Newton in 1733; was incorporated as a borough in 1760, and chartered as a city in 1866; and was one of the most noted ports for blockade-runners in the first four years of the Civil War. In December, 1864, a combined naval and military expedition was sent against Fort Fisher, an earthwork of great strength and the principal protection of New Inlet, the chief entrance to Cape Fear River. For results of this expedition see Fisher, Fort.
Oliver Otis Howard, Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard, major general , United States army : volume 2, Chapter
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March 2, 1867
Capt. Calvin D. Cowles , 23d U. S. Infantry, Major George B. Davis , U. S. Army, Leslie J. Perry, Joseph W. Kirkley, The Official Military Atlas of the Civil War, Maps, sketches, etc., Pertaining to the several volumes. (search)
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 17. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Valuable war relic. (search)
The Daily Dispatch: November 7, 1860., [Electronic resource],
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North Carolina. Wilmington, N. C., Nov. 6, 10 P. M. --The vote here stands Breckinridge 593; Bell 567.--The county shows uniform gains for Breckinridge. Raleigh, N. C., Nov. 6, 10 P. M. --The vote here is Bell 504; Breckinridge 160; Douglas 114. Duplin county shows Breckinridge gains, and the State has, in all probability, gone for him. Raleigh, Nov. 6.11 P. M.--In 7 precincts in New Hanover county. Breckinridge gains 79. Raleigh, N. C. Nov. 6--Midnight. --So far as heard from here Bell has in Wake county 642; Breckinridge 214; Douglas 127. The same precincts gave Pool, Opp., for Governor 492.
The Daily Dispatch: April 20, 1861., [Electronic resource], Position of
Patriotic. --E. D. Hall, Esq., of New Hanover county, N. C., has raised and equipped, at his own expense, a corps of forty able-bodied young men for active service. The company will be increased to eighty, and Mr. Hall will take command.
The Daily Dispatch: November 2, 1861., [Electronic resource], Affairs at the