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Battleships Bombed by Billy Mitchell
by Branch, Paul. Battleships Bombed by Billy Mitchell by Paul Branch, 2006 See also: Graveyard of the Atlantic In 1923 two surplus navy battleships were bombed and sunk by aircraft under the command of Brig. [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Beaufort, Battle of
by Branch, Paul. Claimed by some to be the last engagement of the Revolutionary War, the Battle of Beaufort took place as a result of a British raid on the town in April 1782. The surrender of Lord Charles [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bentonville Battlefield
by Powell, William S. Bentonville Battlefield by William S. Powell, 2006 See also: Battle of Bentonville Bentonville Battlefield, a North Carolina State Historic Site located in southern Johnston County, consists [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bettis's Bridge, Battle of
by Butler, Lindley S., McKinnon, Henry A., Jr. Bettis's Bridge (also known as Betti's or Beattie's Bridge), located near the present crossing of the Lumber River (formerly Drowning Creek) by U.S. Highway 401 between Raeford and Wagram at the Hoke [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Blimps
by Chalker, Stephen D. Before the United States entered World War II in December 1941, only one lighter-than­air—or blimp—base existed on the East Coast, in Lakehurst, New Jersey. With the growing possibility of war with [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Blockade-Running
by Barrett, John G. At the outset of the Civil War, the Union navy was faced with the monumental task of blockading the Confederate coast from Virginia to Texas, a coastline measuring almost 4,000 miles and containing [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Blunt (or Blount), Tom
by Johnson, F. Roy. Tom Blunt (or Blount), a head chief and king of the North Carolina Tuscarora Indians, of obscure parentage, lived in the Upper Towns. During his time these numbered seven and formed one of three [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Boon's Mill, Battle of
by Kiger, Fred W. Located in Northampton County, Boon's (or Boone's) Mill was the site of a Civil War Federal repulse by Confederate forces under Brig. Gen. Matt W. Ransom on 28 July 1863. Boon's Mill was situated on [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
British Atlantic Coast Naval Actions
by McKinley, Cynthia Risser, McKinley, Shepherd W. British Atlantic Coast Naval Actions "A Foreign Field that is Forever Changed" by Dr. Shepherd W. McKinley and Cynthia Risser McKinley * Reprinted with permission from the Tar Heel Junior [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
British Debts
by Williams, Wiley J. Debts owed by North Carolina merchants and planters to British merchants before the Revolutionary War were disputed by the United States and England until 1802. The colonial merchants and planters [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)

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