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Brunswick County citizens seized Fort Caswell, January 10, 1861

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Brunswick County citizens seized Fort Caswell, January 10, 1861

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On January 10, 1861, Captain Stephen D. Thruston and his Brunswick County militia company seized Fort Caswell on Oak Island. Considering the seizure "irregular," Governor John W. Ellis immediately ordered the fort to be returned to federal control. Confederates later reoccupied the fort after the fall of Fort Sumter.

Date

1861-01-10

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Brunswick County, North Carolina

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Brunswick County citizens seized Fort Caswell, January 10, 1861, Civil War Era NC, accessed April 15, 2024, https://cwnc.omeka.chass.ncsu.edu/items/show/101.