Salvo in Dare County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
First Capture of a Federal Vessel During the Civil War
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. Touch 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 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 Civil • Waterways & Vessels •
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