Foster's Position on Southwest Creek
— Foster's Raid —The yellow sidebar in the upper left provides a brief background: Late in 1862, Union Gen. John G. Foster's garrison was well entrenched in New Bern and made several incursions into the countryside. On December 11, Foster led a raid from New Bern to burn the Wilmington and Weldon Railroad Bridge over the Neuse River at Goldsboro and to demonstrate in support of Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside's attack at Fredericksburg, Virginia. Foster's force consisted of 10,000 infantry, 650 cavalry, and 40 cannons.
|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||Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 10:36pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 261051 N 3896410|
|Decimal Degrees||35.18226667, -77.62408333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 35° 10.936', W 77° 37.445'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||35° 10' 56.16" N, 77° 37' 26.70" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 4044 Hwy 258 S, Kinston NC 28504, US|
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