Major Rail CenterDuring the Civil War, Goldsboro(then spelled Goldsborough) wa animportant railroad junction and a vital link in the Confederate supplychain. Here the Atlantic and NorthCarolina Railroad, which ran fromMorehead City to Raleigh, intersectedthe Wilmington and Weldon Railroad. These railroads were essentialto both sides, but especially to theConfederacy. Blockade runnerssailed into Wilmington with supplies that were then transported byrail through Goldsboro to theConfederate army in Virginia usingthe Petersburg Railroad from Weldonto Petersburg. Confederatetroops were stationed here duringthe war to guard the city and to betransported where needed by rail.Hospitals were also established hereto treat the wounded. Some of the men who died here are among the800 Confederate soldiers buried ina mass grave at Willow Dale Cemetery,five blocks to the south.???When New Bern fell inMarch 1862, earthworks were built18 blocks east of here along StoneyCreek. Sections of the works canstill be found along Claiborne Street.
|Series||This marker is part of the North Carolina Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||North Carolina Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, August 31st, 2014 at 10:20pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 228142 N 3919666|
|Decimal Degrees||35.38331667, -77.99278333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 35° 22.999', W 77° 59.567'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||35° 22' 59.94" N, 77° 59' 34.02" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 116 N William St, Goldsboro NC 27530, US|
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