Battle of Plymouth

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Battle of Plymouth
Began:

April 17, 1864

Ended:

April 20, 1864

Location:

Washington County, North Carolina

Theater:

Eastern Theater

Campaign:

Operations against Plymouth

Outcome:

Confederate victory

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Combatants
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Plymouth Garrison

Hoke's Division
CSS Albemarle

Commanders

Henry W. Wessells
Colonel, USA

R.F. Hoke
Major General, CSA

Strength
Casualties

2,834 total US and CS

2,834 total US and CS

  

In a combined operation with the ironclad ram CSS Albemarle, Confederate forces under Maj. Gen. R.F. Hoke, attacked the Federal garrison at Plymouth on April 17. On April 19, the ram appeared in the river, sinking Smithfield, damaging Miami, and driving off the other Union ships supporting the Plymouth garrison. Confederate forces captured Fort Comfort, driving defenders into Fort Williams. On the 20th, the garrison surrendered. (NPS summary)

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