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Winterville in Pitt County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Haddocks Crossroads

Confederate Camp

 
 
Haddocks Crossroads Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, September 26, 2013
1. Haddocks Crossroads Marker
Inscription.  After Union forces occupied New Bern in March 1862, Confederate Maj. John N. Whitford established a camp here at Haddocks Crossroads, the intersection of the main roads from Greenville to New Bern and to Kinston. Whitford’s Battalion of Partisan Rangers, as his unit was called, later was designated the 67th North Carolina Infantry with Whitford as colonel. Two companies were stationed here to monitor and block any Federal troops that might approach from New Bern. At least twice, Union forces attacked the camp.

On November 25, 1863, Union Capt. George W. Graham, 1st North Carolina Volunteers (U.S.), let an expedition here from New Bern. His command consisted of detachments from the regiment as well as the 12th New York Cavalry and the 23rd New York Artillery Battery. According to Union Gen. John J. Peck, Graham’s superior, the Federals “surrounded two companies of Whitford’s battalion, numbering about 75 men, and captured 52 prisoners, killed a lieutenant and 4 men, with a loss of but 1 killed and 3 wounded. One hundred stand of arms, horses, mules, wagons, the camp, and a large amount of commissary stores were captured.

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the camp was reestablished, and Graham raided it once more en route to Greenville on February 18, 1865. He led elements of the 1st North Carolina Volunteers and the 12th New York Cavalry from New Bern. Here, they captured two Confederate officers and a least fifteen men of the 8th Georgia Infantry. At Greenville, they destroyed supplies and captured Maj. William E. de Mille, grandfather of motion-picture director Cecil B. DeMille.

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Gen. John J. Peck, in his report on the November 1863 expedition, noted that a Union office “speaks highly of Mr. Horn, who acted as a guide.” This was probably Pvt. Jacob H. Horn, 1st North Carolina Volunteers, whose brother joined the Confederate army.

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(left) Eastern North Carolina Courtesy University of North Carolina
(right) Col. John N. Whitford Courtesy Victor T. Jones, Jr.
 
Erected by North Carolina Civil War Trails.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the North Carolina Civil War Trails series list. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1855.
 
Location. 35° 29.593′ N, 77° 21.234′ W. Marker is in Winterville, North Carolina, in Pitt County. Marker is at the intersection of County
Haddocks Crossroads Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, September 26, 2013
2. Haddocks Crossroads Marker
The close up of the map is on the bottom left of this marker
Home Road and Ivy Road, on the left when traveling north on County Home Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Winterville NC 28590, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Fisher Hero (approx. 1.3 miles away); Former Colleges (approx. 3.8 miles away); Washington's Southern Tour (approx. 4 miles away); Veteran's Memorial (approx. 4.2 miles away); Red Banks Church (approx. 5˝ miles away); Black Jack (approx. 6 miles away); East Carolina University (approx. 7.7 miles away); East Carolina College Veterans Memorial (approx. 7.7 miles away).
 
Haddocks Crossroads Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, September 26, 2013
3. Haddocks Crossroads Marker
The close up of the map is on the right side of this marker
Haddocks Crossroads Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, September 26, 2013
4. Haddocks Crossroads Marker
Rose Hill Church Original Free Will Baptist image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, September 26, 2013
5. Rose Hill Church Original Free Will Baptist
The Haddocks Crossroads marker above is on the parking lot of the Rose Hill Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 27, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,075 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 27, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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