JUNE 27TH, 1865: Commander Macomb, commanding the Union naval forces in the Albemarle Sound, reported to the commander of the Atlantic Squadron that he had captured all the Confederate naval vessels in the Roanoke River.
He took possession of the sternwheel steamer Cotton Plant, the screw steamer Egypt Mills, the unfinished gunboat Halifax, and one lighter. he also seized 99 bales of cotton. The two steamers had been privately owned at one time but had been taken over by the Confederate Navy in the latter stages of the. war.