Winterville in Pitt County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
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.
Eventually 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
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.
(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.
Marker series. This marker is included in the North Carolina Civil War Trails marker series.
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 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.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow Fort Fisher Hero (approx. 1.3 miles away); Former Colleges (approx. 3.8 miles away); Washington's Southern Tour (approx. 4 miles away); Red Banks Church (approx. 5˝ miles away); Black Jack (approx. 6 miles away); Plank Road (approx. 7.8 miles away); Scuffleton Bridge (approx. 7.9 miles away); Burney Place (approx. 8.2 miles away).
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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