ng in all 143 guns, was commanded by Flag-Officer S. H. Stringham.
these forces sailed for Hatteras inlet on the 26th of August and arrived off the inlet that afternoon.
To resist this formidable expedition, the Confederates in the forts had eight companies of the Seventeenth North Carolina regiment, Col. W. F. Martin, and some detachments of the Tenth North Carolina artillery.
The whole force on the first day of the engagement amounted to 580
Rebellion Records, IV, 574. men. On the second day the Ellis
Scharf's History Confederate Navy. landed some reinforcements, raising the number to 718.
The post was commanded by Maj. W. S. G. Andrews.
These forces were divided between Fort Hatteras and Fort Clark, which were about three-quarters of a mile apart Fort Hatteras—the position of which was so good that the enemy's engineer officer said after its capture, With guns of long range it can successfully defend itself from any fleet—was a square redoubt with pan coups at all the