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Salvo in Dare County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The Fanny

First Capture of a Federal Vessel During the Civil War

 
 
The Fanny Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., June 23, 2009
1. The Fanny Marker
Inscription. Late in the afternoon of October 1st, 1861, the Confederate steamers Raleigh, Junaluska and Curlew engaged and seized the Union tug Fanny three miles west of here. Her ammunition and supplies, intended for 600 Union soldiers camped at Chicamacomico near Loggerhead Inlet, were instead delivered to the Confederate troops at Roanoke Island.

Pressed into Confederate service, the Fanny returned to the Union camp three days later as part of the “Mosquito Fleet.” The offensive resulted in a Union retreat toward Cape Hatteras, beginning the battle known as the “Chicamacomico Races.”
 
Erected by Cape Hatteras National Seashore, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 35° 32.025′ N, 75° 28.541′ W. Marker is in Salvo, North Carolina, in Dare County. Marker can be reached from Cape Hatteras National Seashore Access Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Salvo NC 27972, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. "Mirlo" Rescue (approx. 4.3 miles away); The Chicamacomico Races / Exodus from Chicamacomico (approx. 4.3 miles
Picture on The Fanny Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., June 23, 2009
2. Picture on The Fanny Marker
Capture of the "Fanny" by Confederate Steamers in the Pamlico Sound.
away); Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station (approx. 4.3 miles away); Charles Kuralt Trail (approx. 12.6 miles away); Fish & Wildlife Service (approx. 12.7 miles away); Gulls and Terns (approx. 12.7 miles away); Pea Island Lifesavers (approx. 12.7 miles away).
 
Categories. War, US CivilWaterways & Vessels
 
The Fanny Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., June 23, 2009
3. The Fanny Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 909 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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