Civil War North Carolina
American Civil War
April 17-20, 1864
In a combined operation with the Confederate ram CSS Albemarle, Confederate forces under Major General R.F. Hoke, attacked the Federal garrison at Plymouth on April 17.
On April 19, the ram appeared in the river, sinking the Smithfield, damaging the 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.
Result(s): Confederate victory
Location: Washington County
Campaign: Operations against Plymouth (April-May 1864) next battle in campaign Campaigns
Date(s): April 17-20, 1864
Principal Commanders: Colonel Henry W. Wessells [US]; Major General R.F. Hoke [CS]
Forces Engaged: Plymouth Garrison (4 infantry and artillery units) [US]; Hoke's Division [CS]
Estimated Casualties: 2,834 total
Civil War Soldier 102 Piece Playset
- 25 Union and 25 Confederate Soldier Figures, 18 Horses, 10 Cannon
- 2 Covered Wagons, 2 Tents, 2 Canoes, 2 Flags, 16 Fences
- Size: Figures Stand up to 2-1/8 inches tall
- Scale: 1/32nd, Wagons and Horses slightly smaller
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