Battle of Roanoke Island
Featured Artifacts – 1861-1862
Coastal battles in the region included those at Forts Clark
and Hatteras and at Roanoke Island in present day Dare County. Both
resulted in Union victories.
This brass hailing trumpet was used aboard the CSS Curlew which was
involved in the
attempt to repel Union forces at Roanoke Island. After being shelled
and run aground, it was set on fire as the
Confederates surrendered at Roanoke Island.
of three flags captured at the battle of New Bern on March 14, 1862 by
the 21st and the 25th Massachusetts Regiments who were from Worcester
County, Massachusetts. The regiments were also involved in
Battles of Hatteras Inlet and Roanoke Island in present day Dare County
and the Battle of South Mills in Camden County.
Colt 36 Caliber
this pistol was used by Henry M. Shaw, Colonel of the 8th Regiment NC
Shaw was in command at Roanoke Island when his regiment was captured by
General Ambrose E. Burnside’s Union forces. he was later killed at the
battle of new bern in 1864.
The State Guards, 17th NC Company L (1st Organization), flew the flag
during the Battle of Roanoke Island. William C. Dawson of this regiment
hid the flag remnant in his clothing when the company was