The American Revolution in North Carolina

Roanoke Inlet

August 15, 1776


Patriot Cdr:

Capt. Dennis Dauge
British Cdr:

Unknown
Killed:

0
Killed:

Unk
Wounded:

0
Wounded:

Unk
Captured:

0
Captured:

Unk
Original County: 

Carteret County/Hyde County
Present County:

Carteret County/Hyde County

British ships patrolling the many miles of hostile coastlines along the Atlantic seaboard rarely had a friendly port in which to stop and resupply their needs, so they had to send foraging parties into the least inhabited areas to get food and supplies.

One of these foraging parties landed 25 men near Roanoke Inlet to capture some cattle they had seen grazing along the shore.

On shore, Capt. Dennis Dauge commanded the Outer Banks Independent Company that patrolled between Currituck and Roanoke on the barrier island chain. Capt. Dauge discovered the British foraging party and attacked them, killing some and capturing the rest.

Known Patriot Participants

Known British/Loyalist Participants
Outer Banks Independent Company, led by Capt. Dennis Dauge, with unknown number of men British foraging party, unknown leader and number
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