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Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.

The Floating Bomb of ‘Beast’ Butler

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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.
The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 45 Issue 7, December 1977, p10-14, il