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Loss of the USS Monitor

It was on this date, December 31, 1862, at 1:30 a.m.—in the earliest hours of New Year’s Eve—that the USS Monitor went down in rough seas off Cape Hatteras. Sixteen men aboard lost their lives. Forty-seven men, including Captain John … Continue reading

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The Chicamacomico Races

In the late summer of 1861, an incident occurred on Hatteras Island known as the Chicamacomico Races. It happened this way: By the end of August 1861, Union forces were in control of Hatteras Island on the Outer Banks of … Continue reading

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Duty on Hatteras Island: No Vacation

The Outer Banks of North Carolina have become a popular resort area attracting thousands of vacationers each summer. It is the remote island atmosphere of ocean, sand, wind and surf that draws them to these barrier islands. The very things … Continue reading

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