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ATTACK ON WASHINGTON Town taken by Federals, March, 1862. Confederate efforts to recapture it failed, 1862 and 1863.
ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST CHURCH The first Roman Catholic church in North Carolina. Consecrated, 1829. Burned by Federal troops, 1864. Stood one block east.
SIEGE OF WASHINGTON Confederates failed to recapture town, March-April, 1863, but held it March-Nov., 1864.
BURNING OF WASHINGTON The town was burned and shelled by evacuating United States troops in April, 1864.
FORT HILL Site of Confederate batteries on Pamlico River which enabled Gen. D. H. Hill’s forces to besiege Washington in spring of 1863. 5 mi. E.
http://www.fold3.com/page/286459652_calvin_hoggard/ Hoggard, Calvin: Born and resided in Bertie County. Appointed captain on February 2, 1864, by Maj. Gen. Benjamin F. Butler. Present or accounted for until reported as missing in action at Plymouth, April 17-20, 1864. Picked up by the USS Whitehead on May 31, 1864, at 5 a.m. coming down the Cashie River. Returned to […]