“They … could not believe there was any danger till it was upon them”: March 8, 1865, Wyse Fork

Although one of the largest engagements in North Carolina during the Civil War, the Battle of Wyse Fork is overshadowed by the larger battle of Bentonville.¬† Though some¬† some 120 miles northeast of Major-General William T. Sherman’s columns on March 8, 1865, Wyse Fork was a direct result of logistic needs for the Federals operatingContinue reading ““They … could not believe there was any danger till it was upon them”: March 8, 1865, Wyse Fork”

150 Years Ago: Goldsborough Bridge

On the morning of this day in 1862 (December 17), a force under Major General John G. Foster reached the Wilmington & Weldon Railroad Bridge just south of Goldsborough, North Carolina. Foster’s goal was to destroy the bridge and thus break an important link in the Confederacy’s logistic system. For this task, Foster had 10,000Continue reading “150 Years Ago: Goldsborough Bridge”