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Fort Clark and the Bombardment of Fort Hatteras Historical Marker
The Hatteras Inlet is located between Hatteras Island and Ocracoke Island and it was at this site where Fort Clark and Fort Hatteras were constructed once North Carolina joined the Confederacy in 1861. These forts, constructed largely by enslaved men, were strategically important as the Confederacy wanted to control the Pamlico Sound. After Confederates stationed in the area seized Northern merchant ships, the Union navy planned an attack and captured the forts after an unconditional surrender was agreed upon by both parties.
SourcesThe Civil War on the Outer Banks. National Park Service. Accessed October 12, 2017. https://www.nps.gov/caha/learn/historyculture/civilwar.htm.
Civil War Battlefields and Sites. Civil War Traveler. Accessed October 12, 2017. http://www.civilwartraveler.com/EAST/NC/coastal.html.
Pullen, Drew. Civil War on Hatteras Island. 2002. Accessed October 12, 2017. http://www.ncgenweb.us/hyde/military/FTHATTER.HTM.
Hatteras, North Carolina 27943
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