Burnside's Expedition and beyond
Found a mystery - to me anyways. And I thought I would share and perhaps someone (hint to you Bruce) might inform me.
Elizabeth City, The North Carolinian, Wednesday, December 15th, 1875
Local and Personal.
Lawrence & Son have employed the services of John Fair, a Diver from Portsmouth, to recover rollers, chains, etc., that had “gone down” at their Ship Yard. During his submarine explorations last week he discovered a large boiler at the bottom of the river about fifty yards from shore, supposed to have been thrown overboard during the war. They are now at work raising it.
Elizabeth City, The North Carolinian, Wednesday, January 5th, 1876
….The boiler referred to in a former issue, sunk over 13 years ago in the river opposite Lawrence’s shipyard, has been raised. It is in an excellent state of preservation and is said to be worth from six to eight hundred dollars. It belonged to the steamer “Smith,” which was burned and destroyed in 1862. …
So, when did this steamer "Smith" burn in 1862? And where was Lawrence's shipyard"