March 30 - April 20, 1863To protect Confederate supply lines and to gather much-need provisions in eastern North Carolina, Gen. Daniel H. Hill planned demonstrations against Union-occupied New Bern and Washington in March 1863. He acted under orders from Gen. James Longstreet, whom Gen. Robert E. Lee had appointed commander of the Department of Virginia and North Carolina. After Hill's expedition to New Bern ended with no result, he marched to Washington and, on March 30, besieged the town and its Federal garrison. Union forces had held Washington since March 20, 1862, just five days after it captured New Bern.
|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||Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 3:05pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 313775 N 3934933|
|Decimal Degrees||35.54056667, -77.05423333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 35° 32.434', W 77° 3.254'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||35° 32' 26.04" N, 77° 3' 15.24" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||252, 919|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 201-299 E Water St, Washington NC 27889, US|
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