Battle of Albemarle Sound

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Battle of Albemarle Sound
Began:

May 5, 1864

Ended:

same day

Location:

Chowan and Washington Counties, North Carolina

Theater:

Eastern Theater

Campaign:

Operations against Plymouth

Outcome:

Inconclusive

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Combatants
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7 ships, US Navy

CSS Albemarle

Commanders

Melancton Smith
Captain, USN

J.W. Cooke
Commander, CSN

Strength
Casualties

88 total US and CS

88 total US and CS

  

On May 5, CSS Albemarle fought seven blockading Union ships to a draw at the mouth of the Roanoke River. Federals recaptured the converted steamer Bombshell. USS Sassacus was badly damaged. (NPS summary)

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