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Seven Springs in Wayne County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The Battle of Whitehall

The War Between the States

 

—December 15-16, 1862 —

 
The Battle of Whitehall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 7, 2010
1. The Battle of Whitehall Marker
Inscription. On this site, Confederate and Union troops engaged in battle. Confederates took position N. side of river, after burning bridge. Union troops occupied S. side and hill above, destroying much of village. CSS Neuse damaged during shelling. After suffering a number of casualties, Union troops withdrew marching toward Goldsboro. Confederate losses were few.
 
Location. 35° 13.706′ N, 77° 50.766′ W. Marker is in Seven Springs, North Carolina, in Wayne County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and East River Street, on the right when traveling north on Main Street. Click for map. Located at the entrance of a public boat landing at the foot of the bridge over the Neuse River. Marker is in this post office area: Seven Springs NC 28578, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Engagement at Whitehall (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Battle of Whitehall (about 400 feet away); Dobbs County Court House (approx. 4.1 miles away); William Dunn Moseley (approx. 5.7 miles away); a different marker also named Dobbs County Court House (approx. 6.1
The Battle of Whitehall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 7, 2010
2. The Battle of Whitehall Marker
miles away); Dobbs County (approx. 6.2 miles away); James Y. Joyner (approx. 6.2 miles away); Seymour Johnson Air Force Base (approx. 11.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Seven Springs.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Neuse River image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 7, 2010
3. Neuse River
The CSS Neuse's dockyard lay just down stream (right of) the modern bridge.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 920 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
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