Washington in Beaufort County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Battle of Washington
The Confederates cheered, "Washington is ours!" Soon, however Federal reinforcements arrived to turn the tide. Col. Edward E. Potter, 1st Regiment North Carolina Union Volunteers, was leading five cavalry companies and an artillery battery from Washington to Plymouth when he heard the sound of gunfire. He turned his detachment around and, after more than two hours of hard fighting, drove the Confederates from
Erected by North Carolina Civil War Trails.
Marker series. This marker is included in the North Carolina Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 35° 32.579′ N, 77° 3.517′ W. Marker is in Washington, North Carolina, in Beaufort County. Marker is on West Stewart Parkway near West Main Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington NC 27889, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. African Americans Defend Washington (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Daniel G. Fowle (about 400 feet away); Attack On Washington (about 500 feet away); Havens Memorial Building (about 600 feet away); Siege Of Washington (about 600 feet away); C. C. Cambreleng (approx. 0.2 miles away); John H. Small (approx. 0.2 miles away); John Gray Blount (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Washington.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 30, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 609 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on May 1, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.