"All were burned ..."
— Potter's Raid —(Preface): On July 18, 1863 Union Gen. Edward E. Potter led infantry and cavalry from New Bern to destroy the Wilmington and Weldon Railroad bridge at Rocky Mount. The infantry feinted toward Kinston and retreated to New Bern. Potter raided Greenville, then sent part of his cavalry to Rocky Mount and occupied Tarboro. The raiders damaged or destroyed bridges, trains, munitions, and mills before returning to New Bern on July 23, but the Confederates restored rail service by Aug. 1.
|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||Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 6:28pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 271144 N 3975831|
|Decimal Degrees||35.90003333, -77.53578333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 35° 54.002', W 77° 32.147'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||35° 54' 0.12" N, 77° 32' 8.82" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||252, 919|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 100-198 E Wilson St, Tarboro NC 27886, US|
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