"Dash at the Enemy"
— Burnside Expedition —After Union Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside captured Roanoke Island on February 8, 1862, he dispatched Commander Stephen C. Rowan to destroy the Mosquito Fleet, which had been annoying U.S. naval vessels. Confederate Commodore William F. Lynch's fleet consisted of small, shallow-draft tugs and intracoastal trading steamers converted to gunboats: Appomattox, Beaufort, Black Warrior, Ellis, Fanny, and Seabird. Lynch positioned his vessels a mile east of here, with Black Warrior in Chantilly Bay off the north bank of the Pasquotank River and the other boats lined up across the river to Cobb's Point, site of a four-gun artillery emplacement.
|Placed By||North Carolina Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 11:44pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 390644 N 4017599|
|Decimal Degrees||36.29718333, -76.21790000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 36° 17.831', W 76° 13.074'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||36° 17' 49.86" N, 76° 13' 4.44" W|
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|Area Code(s)||252, 919|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 508 S Water St, Elizabeth City NC 27909, US|
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