Washington in Beaufort County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Brothers in Battle
The Federal gunboat Picket shelled the Confederate forces from the river to support Osbornís attack. Both he and Singletary had about 500 men. Within minutes, Osborn lost nineteen men killed and wounded in the action. The engagement quickly turned in the Federalí favor, however, when a sniperís bullet killed Singletary, his brother, Lt. Col. Thomas C. Singletary, took command, and after three hours,
Lt. William B. Avery, 1st New York Marine Artillery, later received a Medal of Honor for his bravery at Tranterís Creek, where he “handled his battery with greatest coolness amidst the hottest fire.” North Carolina Governor Henry T. Clark commended Lt. Col. Singletary for his gallantry.
(right) The Battle of Tranterís Creek, near Washington, North Carolina, June 5, 1862, Harperís Weekly
Erected by North Carolina Civil War Trails.
Marker series. This marker is included in the North Carolina Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 35° 36.234′ N, 77° 8.202′ W. Marker is in Washington, North Carolina, in Beaufort County. Marker is on Pactolus Highway (U.S. 264) 0.1 miles west of Voa Road, on the left when traveling west. 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 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bryan Grimes (approx. 4 miles away); Lindsay C. Warren (approx. 5.8 miles away); St. John the Evangelist Church Burning Of Washington (approx. 5.9 miles away); John H. Small (approx. 5.9 miles away); C. C. Cambreleng (approx. 5.9 miles away); Siege Of Washington (approx. 6 miles away); Havens Memorial Building (approx. 6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Washington.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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