The American Revolution in North Carolina

Cape Lookout & Ocracoke Inlet

November 1, 1776


Patriot Cdr:

Capt. Enoch Ward
British Cdr:

Capt. John Bishop
Killed:

0
Killed:

Unk
Wounded:

Unk
Wounded:

Unk
Captured:

0
Captured:

Unk
Original County: 

Carteret County/Hyde County
Present County:

Carteret County/Hyde County

The British brig Aurora was bound for New York along with eighteen other vessels that were transporting supplies to the British Navy, when she foundered near Ocracoke Inlet. The Core Sound Independent Company of Carteret County, stationed near Cape Lookout, sailed over to the Aurora, seized the cargo, captain, and the crew. The Aurora was a victualling vessel carrying supplies for the British Navy - laden with food and rum valued at £1,000.

The cargo of the brig included beef, pork, bread, flour, peas, oatmeal, rice, raisins, rum, butter, and vinegar.

On May 9th, Capt. Ward and his men were awarded "one half of the value of the anchoring of the Aurora."

Known Patriot Participants

Known British/Loyalist Participants
Core Sound Independent Company, led by Capt. Enoch Ward, with unknown number of men. British brig Aurora - Capt. John Bishop
Mate and five men.


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