Civil War in NE North Carolina

Burnside's Expedition and beyond

Craig McCarrick
  • Male
  • Virginia Beach, VA
  • United States
  • Blog Posts
  • Discussions
  • Photos
  • Photo Albums
  • Videos

Craig McCarrick's Friends

  • Bruce Long

Craig McCarrick's Page

Comment Wall (3 comments)

You need to be a member of Civil War in NE North Carolina to add comments!

Join Civil War in NE North Carolina

At 12:16am on July 19, 2014, Bruce Long said…

I should get back to work on the North Carolina Squadron by this fall. I just retired the first of this month and am finishing up the research on the privateer period through the battle of Hatteras Inlet. There will be some interesting info on the Winslow's prizes included.

At 10:00am on July 7, 2012, Bruce Long said…

We found a likely target yesterday in about the same location we got readings on with a magnetometer 2 years ago. It is about the right length and there appears to be a round structure laying beside it; it may be a paddlewheel.

Baker Bros. salvaged the Sea Bird and Fanny in 1867. At that time, the superstructure was visible above water. Having a valuable iron hull, the Fanny was raised whole and carried back to Norfolk. I doubt the Sea Bird was raised whole because of the damage caused by the Commodore Perry's ramming.her. I suspect they removed the walking beam, the engine, the side-wheel shaft, and the boilers. The ammunition and the guns were removed in 1862.

Billy had photos of Patrick and James McCarrick. He gave me printouts. My friend Charles MCDonald is involved with Find-A-Grave and got someone to send me photos of the graves. I also have copies of the letters written by James and sent to the war office concerning their use of Patrick's papers. He includes a battle description in the two letters.

At 1:09pm on July 6, 2012, Bruce Long said…

Do you know Bill Clark? He lives in Virginia Beach, too. He is a McCarrick descendant as well.

Have you checked out my companion Brownwater Navy site?

I spent the morning on a boat looking for the Sea Bird with side-scan sonar? We got a couple of good hits of the right size in the right location.



© 2018   Created by Bruce Long.   Powered by

Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service