Civil War North Carolina
American Civil War
March 23-April 26, 1862
In late March, Major General Ambrose E. Burnside's army advanced on Fort Macon, a third system casemated masonry fort that commanded the channel to Beaufort, 35 miles southeast of New Berne.
The Union force invested the fort with siege works and, on April 26, opened an accurate fire on the fort, which soon breached the masonry walls.
Within a few hours the fort's scarp began to collapse, and the Confederates hoisted a white flag.
This action demonstrated the inadequacy of masonry forts against large-bore, rifled artillery.
Result(s): Union victory
Location: Carteret County
Campaign: Burnside's North Carolina Expedition (January-July 1862) next battle in campaign previous battle in campaign
Date(s): March 23-April 26, 1862
Principal Commanders: Brigadier General John G. Parke [US]; Lieutenant Colonel Moses J. White [CS]
Forces Engaged: Parke's Division of Department of North Carolina, 3rd Division [US]; Fort Macon Garrison [CS]
Estimated Casualties: 490 total (US 10; CS 480)
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