ROANOKE RIVER, N. C
\ɹˈə͡ʊnə͡ʊk ɹˈɪvə], \ɹˈəʊnəʊk ɹˈɪvə], \ɹ_ˈəʊ_n_əʊ_k ɹ_ˈɪ_v_ə]\
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Scene, on May 5, 1864, of a naval engagement between Captain Melancthon Smith, commanding the Federal double-enders "Sassacus," "Mattabesett," "Wyalusing " and "Miami" and some smaller vessels, and the Confederate ram "Albemarle," Captain Worley, and two gunboats. The Federal fleet was badly disabled, and the "Albemarle" too was damaged. After the battle she steamed up the river, and in October was destroyed by the Federal commander Cushing, a daring exploit.
By John Franklin Jameson
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