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Battle of Plymouth (April 17-20, 1864), US Civil War

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  • Samuel R. Register, (CSA) (1829 - 1864)
    He enlisted in 51 NC Infantry on February 14, 1863 at Wilmington, NC under Captain Hobson. He died July 6, 1864 at Brigade Hospital with wounds from the trenches near Petersburg, Virginia.
  • James Wallace Cooke, (CSA) (1812 - 1869)
    Wallace Cooke (August 23, 1812 – June 21, 1869) was an American naval officer, serving in the United States Navy and during the American Civil War serving in the Confederate Navy.Pre-war lifeJames Wall...
  • Brig. General James Dearing (CSA) (1840 - 1865)
    Dearing (April 25, 1840 – April 22, 1865) was a Confederate States Army officer during the American Civil War. He was mortally wounded at the Battle of High Bridge during the Appomattox Campaign, makin...
  • Brig. General William R. Terry (CSA) (1827 - 1897)
    Richard Terry (March 12, 1827 – March 28, 1897) was a businessman, politician, prison superintendent and a brigadier general in the Confederate Army during the American Civil War.BiographyWilliam R. Te...
  • Brig. General Matt Whitaker Ransom (CSA), U.S.Senator (1826 - 1904)
    Whitaker Ransom (October 8, 1826 – October 8, 1904) was a general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War and a Democratic U.S. senator from the state of North Carolina between 187...

In a combined operation with the ironclad ram CSS Albemarle, Confederate forces under Maj. Gen. Robert F. Hoke, attacked the Federal garrison at Plymouth, North Carolina, on April 17. On April 19, the ram appeared in the river, sinking the USS Southfield, damaging the USS Miami, and driving off the other Union Navy ships supporting the Plymouth garrison. Confederate forces captured Fort Comfort, driving defenders into Fort Williams. On April 20, the garrison surrendered.