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Obstructions placed by the Rebels in Croatan Sound

Black-and-white illustration from Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper, March 8, 1862 issue, showing obstructions placed by the Rebels in Croatan Sound.

Caption: Obstructions placed by the Rebels in Croatan Sound – Sunken vessels and chevaux des frise [defensive structures consisting generally of sharply pointed nails or spikes set in timber or an iron barrel] – (See page 251 [for related story])

Source: Illustration from Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper, March 8, 1862, page 251

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Last Updated: February 8, 2012