Naval History and Heritage Command

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Black Warrior

(Sch: a. 2 32-pdr.)

Black Warrior was a large schooner pressed into service by the Confederates to assist in the defense of Roanoke Island on 7-8 February 1862 and Elizabeth City, N.C., 2 days later. She was commanded by Acting Master F. M. Harris, CSN. At the end of the fighting on 10 February she was set on fire to prevent capture by Union forces. Her crew escaped through the marshes of the Pasquotank River.