Battle Relic

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  Dr. Thomas Horsley and author John Hinds hold a thirty-two pound solid shot found on Dr. Horsley’s property. Dr. Horsley’s house is built on the site of Fort Cobb. John Hinds has written two books on the exploits of Lt. Charles Flusser leading up to his encounter with the CSS Albemarle. Flusser was commander of the USS Commodore Perry during the battle of Elizabeth City. The actions of Flusser in the battle are covered inInvasion and Conquest of North Carolina: Anatomy of a Gunboat War by John W. Hinds.