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Capture of Plymouth

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Dates  29 Oct 1864 – 31 Oct 1864
Result  United States victory
Capture of Plymouth
6 killed 9 wounded 3 gunboats damaged  37 captured 22 artillery pieces captured 3 shore batteries captured
Combatants  Confederate States of America, United States of America
Similar  American Civil War, Battle of Plymouth, Battle of White Hall, Battle of Elizabeth City, Battle of Fort Anderson

The Capture of Plymouth was a battle of the American Civil War, fought in October 1864. Following the sinking of CSS Albemarle during a commando raid led by Lieutenant William B. Cushing, Union naval forces attacked Plymouth, North Carolina, which was defended by Confederate artillery. After three days of fighting the Confederates retreated from the area, allowing the Union navy to land men and occupy the town.

Order of Battle

United States Navy:

  • USS Wyalusing, gunboat, 1,173 tons, 14 guns
  • USS Shamrock, gunboat, 974 tons, 11 guns, flagship
  • USS Otsego, gunboat, 974 tons, 10 guns
  • USS Tacony, gunboat, 974 tons, 9 guns
  • USS Chicopee, gunboat, 974 tons, 10 guns
  • USS Commodore Hull, gunboat, 376 tons, 6 guns
  • USS Valley City, gunboat, 190 tons, 4 guns
  • USS Whitehead, gunboat, 136 tons, 1 gun
  • USS Bazely, gunboat, 50 tons
  • USS Belle, torpedo boat, 52 tons, 2 guns, 1 spar torpedo
  • References

    Capture of Plymouth Wikipedia

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    Battle of Elizabeth City
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