Goldsboro

Goldsboro (HM1810)

Location: Goldsboro, NC 27530 Wayne County
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N 35° 22.999', W 77° 59.567'

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Major Rail Center

During 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.

In December 1862, during UnionGen. John G. Foster's raid, histroops temporarily cut the railroadline. In 1865, Goldsboro was UnionGen. William T. Sherman's mainobjective on his march through the Carolinas.Three Union armiesconverged here to use the railroadsfor supply and to prepare for furtheraction after the battles at Bentonvilleand Wyse Fork in March 1865.Federal Hospitals were establishedhere, and for three weeksmore than 100,000 Union soldiersoccupied the city.
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HM NumberHM1810
Series This marker is part of the North Carolina Civil War Trails series
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Placed ByNorth Carolina Civil War Trails
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Date Added Sunday, August 31st, 2014 at 10:20pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 228142 N 3919666
Decimal Degrees35.38331667, -77.99278333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 22.999', W 77° 59.567'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 22' 59.94" N, 77° 59' 34.02" W
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Area Code(s)919
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 116 N William St, Goldsboro NC 27530, US
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