Chasing "Guerrillas"Indiantown, a commercial center with a shipyard, store, and mill, became a focal point for military activity during the Civil War. On June 10, 1862, U.S. Navy Lt. Charles W. Flusser led several gunboats up the North River to capture a prominent secessionist here and seize the schooner Scuppernong with a load of oak timber bound for a Confederate shipyard. He burned the vessel and its cargo nearby. John Boushell had built the ship in 1853 as a Dismal Swamp Canal schooner. Under owner S.S. Simmons, it sailed to ports such as New York with corn, wheat, and lumber. In 1856, J. Lawrence bought Scuppernong, and during the war, the Confederates used it to transport military cargo. North Carolina archaeologists located the wreck near here in the 1990s.
|Placed By||North Carolina Civil War Trails|
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|Date Added||Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 9:19pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 403705 N 4023267|
|Decimal Degrees||36.34966667, -76.07316667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 36° 20.98', W 76° 4.39'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||36° 20' 58.80" N, 76° 4' 23.40" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 462 State Rd 1147, Camden NC 27921, US|
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