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37248
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Article about Colonel’ Arthur Jones who saved Pasquotank County Records in 1862 during the bombardment of Elizabeth City, NC by Union forces in Civil War.
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37254
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Article about an eleven year old boy finding a 32 pound cannon ball at Cobb’s Point. It was a remnant of the battle from the small fort at Cobb’s Point trying to defend Elizabeth City from the Federal fleet sailing up Pasquotank River in 1863. Over the years other artifacts were found and part of the earthwork fort are still visible.
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37630
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This the story of ‘Colonel’ Arthur Jones (1821-1908) of Elizabeth City, NC, who in 1862 took a wagon and horses from his own stables and rushed into the burning Court House and rescued the priceless Pasquotank County records from the 1700s.
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37872
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Letter from John S. Boushell of Elizabeth City, NC to his son, Benjamin F. Boushell, 1861; also small history of the Boushell family in the shipbuilding business.
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37944
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By 1862, North Carolina was divided by more than region. In the Piedmont and mountains, secessionists had control of the government. In the Coastal Plain, there was vast Union troop occupation, from major battle losses in Washington, New Bern, Morehead City, Wilmington, Beaufort. All over the state, chaos was also the victor because of conditions such as diphtheria outbreaks; guerrilla forces called “buffaloes”; Confederate forces that were intermittently organized; military generals seizing governmental control in the void of political leadership.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 81 Issue 12, May 2014, p214-216, 218-222, 224 Periodical Website
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38111
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Newspaper article about the Civil War letters of Pvt. James Fenton Bryant (1841-1909).
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38324
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Article from 1926 talking about the hardships and episodes of life after the bombardment of Elizabeth City, NC in 1862.
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38491
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This is the story of Lt. Cmdr. Charles W. Flusser, Union soldier, who burned the bridges over the Perquimans River in 1863.
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38490
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This was an article written in 1951 on the battle with additional notes.
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39004
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After the defeat of Confederate troops at Hatteras Island and the fall of Roanoke Island in February 1862, Gen. Burnside set his sights on invading water towns in North Carolina. Confederates built breastworks at Cobb’s Point near Elizabeth City. Many citizens set fire to their homes and retreated to the country. When Federal gunboats were spotted getting ready to come into the bay, Confederates began burning the city. Approximately two blocks of the city burned before Union troops arrived and were able to save the rest of the city.