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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.

 
 
 

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Mike Zatarga's new book The Battle of Roanoke Island (top) is out from The History Press..The Museum of the Albemarle has copies in stock.

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Jim Gaddis has a new book out as well. Richard Gatlin and the Confederate Defense of Eastern North Carolina is available at amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com as well as at a couple of bookstores in the Elizabeth City area:

Page After Page, Eliz. City, NC

Museum of the Albemarle

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Robert Smith's book The History of Fort Ocracoke in Pamlico Sound from The History Press is currently available as well. The Museum of the Albemarle has copies in stock.

It looks like there are a plenty of new reads for Civil War buffs in northeastern North Carolina!

 

From last summer

Lee Oxford's book is also for sale online,  in area bookstores, and at local museums

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