Capture of Plymouth, North Carolina
Capitalizing on the destruction of the CSS Albemarle, Commander William H. Macomb commanding the naval force in the assault of Plymouth, North Carolina, steamed boldly up and engaged the Plymouth batteries and rifle pits at close range. A violent battle ensued in which Commodore Hull sustained heavy damage. The Union cannonade detonated a large magazine ashore with a tremendous explosion shortly thereafter. The Southerners began to evacuate their fortifications Macomb reported, I then made signal to cease firing, and then to land and take possession of the batteries, which was done without resistance. ... A landing party from USS Wyalusing entered Fort Williams, captured prisoners and raised the Stars and Stripes again over Plymouth.