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Tag Archives: North Carolina

Sealing the Confederate Coffin

Hi everyone, and welcome to the Civil War Connections blog! My name is Kelly, and I’ll be blogging this semester as an intern at The Mariners’ Museum.  I’m currently a senior at Christopher Newport University, and I’m studying both History and English Literature. As a self proclaimed history nerd, I’m a huge fan of studying […]

The Hurricane Expedition

Hello readers, and welcome back to the connections blog. As the east coast recovers from the impact of Hurricane Sandy, our thoughts and prayers go out to all those who lost their lives as a result of the weather. While the Hampton Roads area was spared the brunt of Sandy’s power, our fellow Americans to […]

Going to Carolina with my troops…..

150 years ago today, the squadron commanded by Flag Officer Silas  Stringham left Hampton Roads with 900 troops led by Major General Benjamin Franklin Butler. Their destination? Hatteras Inlet, North Carolina.