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Kinston, Whitehall and Goldsboro (North Carolina) expedition, December, 1862

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Author: W.W. Howe
Published: 1890
Language: English
Wordcount: 15,453 / 56 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 60.5
LoC Category: U
Downloads: 283
Added to site: 2008.02.07
mnybks.net#: 19992
Genre: War
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considering the fatigued condition of the troops. On marching out of Kinston and recrossing the river the bridge we so fortunately saved the day previous was totally destroyed, in order to defeat any design on the part of General Evans to follow up and attack us in the rear. When the main column halted for the night Major Garrard, with his battalion of the Third New York Cavalry, and a section of Captain Jenney's battery of the Third New York Artillery, were sent forward to dash into and take a small town on the Neuse, known as Whitehall. To do this we had to go a distance of three and a half miles from the main column. This we accomplished at a full gallop; but, notwithstanding we pushed forward so rapidly, we found on our arrival the bridge over the river in flames. We also learned that a Virginia regiment had just retreated across the bridge, and that they would be heavily reinforced on the following morning. The Major immediately ordered a reconnoissance of the whole position by dismounted cavalrymen. I

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