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Return of a Scouting Party, Washington, North Carolina.
Civil War drawings collection, approximately 1861-1865.
New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024, 212-873-3400
Drawing: Graphite and brown ink on paper. 6 3/8 x 10 1/16 in. A group of mounted soldiers stand at the edge of the water, across an inlet from Washington, North Carolina. A steamboat and a masted ship are docked at port. Inscribed at upper left in brown ink: 'Washington North Carolina.' At lower left in graphite: 'Return of a scouting party.' At lower center: 'Washington, N. C.'
An event in General James Longstreet's Tidewater Campaign. The Confederate naval blockade off the Carolinas could not prevent the Union supplies and reinforcements arriving by ship. Major General John G. Foster's fortified Union troops overwhelmed Hill's Confederate troops, forcing them to abandon their position at Washington, North Carolina and flee the Union advance.
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Washington (N.C.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865HarborsSteamboatsScouts (Reconnaissance)Soldiers
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