Military Supply RouteAfter the Battle of Elizabeth City and the destruction of the Confederate Mosquito Fleet in February 1862, the Confederates scuttled ships to block the North Carolina cut. The Federals had the same idea to stall Confederate traffic and sent five vessels to the North River "with prize schooners in tow to obstruct the Chesapeake and Albemarle Canal," only to find that their adversaries had already begun the task. After the Union occupation of Norfolk, the removal of the obstructions became a Federal priority. With southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina largely in Federal hands, the canal reopened to patrol and supply duties until the end of the war.
|Placed By||North Carolina Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 5:13am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 414679 N 4022882|
|Decimal Degrees||36.34723333, -75.95083333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 36° 20.834', W 75° 57.05'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||36° 20' 50.04" N, 75° 57' 3.00" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 132 Coinjock Canal Rd, Coinjock NC 27923, US|
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