(^P) Jan 11: Fleet of over 60 vessels with some 15,000 troops sails from Hampton Roads to the North Carolina Sounds
Jan 13: Fleet arrives in Hatteras Inlet
Jan 22: Brig. Gen. Henry A. Wise named , to command G^niedcnue io.rrgft,_____'"¿d* r_ J
defending Roanoke LsSaiid i'\.
Jan 24-Feb 5: Union Bee* crosses Hatteras w inJet-Bar^iw emeis Paialico Sountf
■ fqY'Feb7:Bnmsde'stroopsland(in Roanoke '
I need not say how unfavorable an influence these defeats, following in such quick succession, have produced in public sentiment. If not soon counterbalanced by some decisive success of our arms, we may... bid adieu to all hopes of reasonable recognition."
John Slidell, Confederate Envoy to Paris, reporting on French public opinion after the defeats in North Carolina.
(pf) March 44:.Burnside adrane^c
Bern, defeats'4,000 ConfederatesäW capturfes-töwn (see map bottom left)';
(fg) M®1^ 20-2.1^ynion forces s'kil from New Bern and-bnefiy occupy Washi ngson
(j3) March 19-22: FderalToYceTnbv'edby and rail from New Bern to Carolina City
(^4) March 23: Federals demand surrender-of ,, Confederate fort guarding enhance to \ \ Beaufort Inlet, demand refused
March 29-April 26: Uniön troops lsrjd^h Bogue Banks. Siege operauoiiibcgiiL^ Federals open tire on Ffert Maarn.'Fy'ut' gunboats join in bombardment of 1 Confederates (see map bottom right)
/fg) April 18: Union expedition sai ^^^ Roanoke Island to Pasquotank
April 19, early am: Union fore east side of Pasquotank River
April 19: After 25-mile march, engage Confederates near Soi and are defeated (see map rig
(April 20: Federals fall back to i rembark, and return to their cuRRm/ck C.H.*""
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