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19895
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This article is another installment in a series focusing on correspondence between North Carolinians and national politicians during the tumultuous time of Reconstruction. These letters were sent to Carl Benjamin Franklin Butler, a member of the United States house of Representatives. The distinction of these papers is typical correspondence are not from the State's political leaders but rather the common citizen. Letters cover a period from January 1865 to April 1866. Â
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19896
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This article is the continuation in a series focusing on correspondence between North Carolinians and national politicians during the tumultuous time of Reconstruction. These letters were sent to Carl Benjamin Franklin Butler, a member of the United States House of Representatives. The distinction of these papers is typical correspondence are not from the State's political leaders but rather the common citizen. Letters cover a period from March 1874 to November 1877.
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24484
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Fort Fisher was the largest and strongest earthwork fort of its time. Union troops hoped to bomb the fort using a ship loaded with explosives. The bomb was designed by General Benjamin F. ‘Beast’ Butler (1818-1893). Though the bomb failed, a second attack on the fort using a land assault and a naval bombardment brought the surrender of Fort Fisher.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 45 Issue 8, January 1978, p14-17, il
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24534
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Yankee forces during the American Civil War tried to bottle up the Cape Fear River to keep Confederates from getting supplies. Fort Fisher was the main reason the inlet was not closed by the Yankees, until Major General Benjamin F. ‘Beast’ Butler created a floating ship bomb that was supposed to strike Fort Fisher. This article discusses the idea and methodology for creating a ship bomb.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 45 Issue 7, December 1977, p10-14, il
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