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Baptists and the American Civil War: April 19, 1864

Today Confederate forces on land and water attack Union-held Plymouth, North Carolina. The dual-fronted offensive, highlighted by the recently-launched ironside CSS Albermarle, overwhelms the Union defenders. In this second-largest battle fought in North Carolina during the war, the Confederates notch an impressive victory. For its part, the Albemarle rams two Union ships, putting them out…