The Battle of the Banks took place on the North Carolina coast during the Civil War. Union ships overtook Forts Hatteras, Clark, and Oregon after a surprisingly long and difficult skirmish. This article highlights the historical battle.
Larry Babits’ HIST 6875 students brought history to life from a four-week reenactment of life aboard a brigantine. Before collaboration and studying abroad were higher education buzzwords, they applied both in a reconstructed version of this ship. For them, studying the War of 1812 and Battle of Lake Erie was an all hands on deck experience.
The half-dozen Revolutionary War battlefields in North Carolina are mostly in the Piedmont and mountains. A few, such as Guilford Courthouse, are large, but most represent small encounters between Whigs and Tories at bridges and crossroads.