Dash at the Enemy: The Use of Modern Navel Theory to Examine the Battlefield at Elizabeth City, NC
Following the victory at Roanoke Island in 1862, Union naval officer Commander Stephen Rowan was given orders to pursue and destroy the Confederate fleet, which had retreated to Elizabeth City, North Carolina. The engagement at Elizabeth City was short and a conclusive victory for the Union forces. The tactics employed during the battle have been examined from historical documents, but have not yet been examined archaeologically. Using frameworks set forth by the American Battlefield Protection Program and also using Modern Naval Theory, this study seeks to recreate the tactics used. Presenter: Adam Parker, Program Maritime Studies, East Carolina University. Free program.
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