Battle of Elizabeth City

10 February 1862


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·        Fought on the Pasquotank River near Elizabeth City, North Carolina

·        Union force of 14 ships led by Commander S.C. Rowan

·        Confederate force of 6 ships led by Flag Officer William F. Lynch

·        Confederate “mosquito fleet” defeated; Fort Cobb captured

·        CSS Fanny and CSS Seabird sunk; Black Warrior and CSS Forrest burned

·        Boarding parties captured the CSS Ellis by hand-to-hand combat