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

America's 1st Attempt at Civil War Reunification

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, August 14, 2011
1. America's 1st Attempt at Civil War Reunification Marker
Inscription. Orchestrated by Union Colonel Rush C. Hawkins, the Hatteras Convention was held nearby on November 18, 1861. The state's secession was declared null and void, Hatteras was proclaimed the capitol and Marble Nash Taylor became provisional governor. Taylor called for a special Congressional election held November 28 but, Charles Henry Foster's unanimous election by the four island precincts was ignored by the 37th United States Congress. Abraham Lincoln's May 28, 1862 selection of Edward Stanley as military governor effectively ended all claims to local government
 
Location. 35° 13.201′ N, 75° 41.403′ W. Marker is in Hatteras, North Carolina, in Dare County. Marker is on Kohler Road 0 miles east of North Carolina Highway 12, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Located across Kohler Road from the US Weather Bureau Station in Hatteras Village. Marker is in this post office area: Hatteras NC 27943, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Confederate Forts (approx. 1.1 miles away); Flagship USS Minnesota/Hotel de Afrique (approx. 1.3 miles away); Maritime Casualties of the American Civil War/Loss of the USS Monitor (approx. 1.3 miles away);
America's 1st Attempt at Civil War Reunification Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, August 14, 2011
2. America's 1st Attempt at Civil War Reunification Marker
Burnside's Expedition Crossing Hatteras Bar/The Burnside Expedition at Hatteras Inlet (approx. 1.3 miles away); Fort Clark/The Bombardment of Fort Hatteras (approx. 1.3 miles away); Mitchell Demonstrates Air Power (approx. 3.9 miles away); Paukenschlag (approx. 9.1 miles away); Life at the Light (approx. 9.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Hatteras.
 
Categories. GovernmentWar, US Civil
 
America's 1st Attempt at Civil War Reunification Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, August 14, 2011
3. America's 1st Attempt at Civil War Reunification Marker
Side B On Aug. 30, 1861 the day after Ft. Hatteras surrendered, a citizen's delegation presented the following: To the Commander of the Federal Forces at Hatteras Inlet: Dear Sir, We, the citizens of Cape Hatteras, do ask of your honor that you will allow us to return to our homes and property and protect us in the same as natural citizens, as we have never taken up arms against your Government, nor has it been our wish to do so. We did not help by our votes to get North Carolina out of the Union. Believing that your clemency will not allow you to treat us as rebels, who have always been loyal citizens, we do earnestly request, for the sake of our women and children, that you will comply with our wishes, as we seek protection from your honor. Yours, very respectfully, Citizens of Hatteras P.S. - - Please let us know by the bearer what we can depend on.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 586 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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