1861 - 1865

The following are brief descriptions of military actions know to have taken place during the Civil War in Hyde County, N.C. between 1861 and 1865. Almost all of the data is taken from Union army reports found in the Official Reports or histories of Union regiments. Very little data has been found giving the opposing viewpoint; i.e. that of the Confederate units involved or from citizens of Hyde County.  Any information from Union, Confederate or civilian sources concerning these or other events which occurred in Hyde County during the War, would be very much appreciated. Or if you have family stories which have been handed down from your great grandparents, old photos, etc., whether they concern citizens or slaves, soldiers or sailors, about these or other events, please contact me. Your participation and contributions of information will greatly add to the genealogy and history of Hyde County. Thanks for your help

Civil War on Hatteras Island - Aug. 28 - 29, 1861
The Battle for Hatteras Island - Aug. 28 - 29, 1861
Civil War on Ocracoke and Portsmouth Islands - 1861
Cavalry Raid in Hyde County - Mar. 1-6, 1863
Hyde County Raid - March 7 - Mar. 14, 1863 - (101st PA Inf.)
Hyde County Raid - March 7 - Mar. 13, 1863 - (103rd PA Inf.)
Hyde County Raid - March 7 - Mar. 13, 1863 - (CWPPDS)
Expedition to Juniper Bay - Apr. 6-10, 1863
Report from Hyde County - April 15, 1863
Short and Sweet Raid - Sept. 21, 1863
Raid on Fairfield - Feb. 16-20, 1864

Family Accounts & Letters
A Voice From The South by William Styron
1861 Charity A. Swindell Family Letter
Co. E, 4th NC Regt., Casualty Report for May 31, 1862 for Battle of Seven Pines
Hill Family Civil War Letters to/from Sergeant Joshua B. Hill
1863 Civil War Letter of Justus Clark (101st PA Vol. Infantry)
Note: In a March 1863 letter to his sister Sarah in Pennsylvania, Sergeant Clark writes from New Bern about his regiments' raid into Hyde County and the booty which he enjoyed. Letter courtesy of Joyce Tice, Tri-Counties Genealogy & History (Tioga Co., PA). For information on Justus Clark, contact: Ed Boots, Civil War Plymouth Pilgrims Descendants Society.

Dixie Invincibles Monument at Middletown, NC

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