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Why was the battle of Elizabeth City so important to the Civil War?


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The battle of Elizabeth City effectively denied the Confederacy the use of the Dismal Swamp Canal for the remainder of the war. The Dismal Swamp and the Albemarle & Chesapeake Canals were the back door to Norfolk. With Hampton Roads in the possession of the Union, they offered the only water routes to Norfolk. Burnside's taking of Roanoke Island 2 days earlier also allowed the Union fleet to threaten Suffolk, where the railroad lines serving Norfolk ran. Within 3 months of losing these strategic locations, Norfolk was abandoned by the Confederates. rblong@coastalnet.com

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