NOVEMBER 18TH, 1861: The USS Monticello, Lieutenant Daniel Braine, engaged a Confederate battery near New Inlet, North Carolina. This would be an early fortification, part of which became Fort Fisher. he later commander the USS Pequot in the attacks on Fort Fisher later in the war.
** The USS Conestoga, Lt. S.L. Phelps, on an expedition in the Cumberland River, dispersed Confederate forces and silenced a battery at Canton, Kentucky.