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Chapter 35: operations of the North Atlantic Squadron, 1863. Successful expedition off Yorktown and up Neuse River. loss of Monitor. gallant rescue of greater portion of Monitor's crew by the Rhode Island. serious loss to the government. operations of Lieutenant Flusser on the Chowan River. attack on Plymouth, N.
off Yorktown, which proved successful, the Navy being of much service to the Army contingent under General Negley; also a successful military expedition up the Neuse River under General Foster, in which the Navy participated, with much credit to its commander, Commander Alexander Murray.
On December 31st, 1862, the Government m ack on the heavier vessels.
Colonel Manchester, in charge of the military expedition, anchored his steamers for the night and made preparations to ascend the Neuse River.
At daylight next morning he got underway and with great difficulty forced his way up to within two miles of Kinston, meeting with but slight opposition from t