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Though Cape Hatteras is well known for its many shipwrecks and other disasters, few are familiar with the Battle of Hatteras Inlet Batteries in 1861, one of the most important early naval engagements of the Civil War.
Conflict came to North Carolina early in the Civil War when a combined Army, Navy, and Coast Guard expedition attacked the forts at Hatteras Inlet on August 28, 1861. Gery recounts the events.