Item Description: These images from Harper’s Weekly newspaper published on March 11, 1865 in New Hanover County contains images depicting naval operations at the Cape Fear River. The lower image on the front page illustrates Admiral Porter’s fleet removing torpedoes and buoying the channel. You can see a close up of this image here. The articles from the same day discuss reconstruction issues, Confederate perspectives on the Union, and Sherman’s “retreat” to Richmond.
Item Citation: Flat Box 07, in the North Carolina County Photographic Collection #P0001, North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.