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Venture on the Dare County Civil War Trail
- America’s 1st Attempt at Civil War Reunification: After the surrender of Fort Hatteras in 1861, citizens attempted to reunite with the Union.
- Burnside Expedition: In 1862, the Burnside Expedition captured Roanoke Island.
- Confederate Forts: This Dare County Civil War marker signifies Fort Hatteras and Fort Clark.
- Flagship USS Minnesota and Hotel de Afrique: Learn about the USS Minnesota and the predecessor to the Freedmen’s Colony on Roanoke Island.
- The Bombardment of Fort Hatteras: Visit this Dare County Civil War marker to learn about the first joint military operation of the Civil War.
- Island Veterans of the Civil War: Read about the Civil War’s first amphibious assault.
- Maritime Casualties of the American Civil War: This marker honors the maritime casualties during the Civil War.
- Fort Forrest: Learn about this historic Civil War fort.
- Battle of Roanoke Island: In 1862, Roanoke Island surrendered to the Union.
- Burnside Expedition of 1862: This exhibit on the Dare County Civil War Trail goes in-depth about the Burnside Expedition.
- Confederate Channel Obstructions: Wood pilings were placed to stop the federal fleet in Croatan Sound.
- Deliverance Marker: Learn about the 6,000 ex-enslaved people who resided in Freedmen’s Colony on Roanoke Island.
- First Light of Freedom: This is another engaging exhibit dedicated to Freedmen’s Colony.
- Fort Bartow: Read about this Confederate Civil War fort.
- Fort Blanchard: This was the smallest Confederate Civil War fort on Roanoke Island.
- Fort Huger: This was the Principal Confederate fort on Roanoke Island.
- The Chicamacomico Races: Learn about one of the most well-known Civil War battles in Dare County.
- The Fanny: This Dare County Civil War Trail marker tells the story of the beginning of the Chicamacomico Races and the first capture of a federal vessel during the Civil War.