Seige of Washington
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member fatcat161
N 35° 32.435 W 077° 03.253
18S E 313777 N 3934935
Quick Description: Located at the corner of E. Water St. and E. Stewart Pky. in Washington, NC.
Location: North Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 5/6/2009 10:23:50 AM
Waymark Code: WM6B4W
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 10

Long Description:
Seige of Washington March 30 - April 20, 1863

Hoping to reestablish Confederate supremacy somewhere in Eastern North Carolina, Gen. D.H. Hill staged actions against New Bern and Washington in March 1863. Unable to accomplish much at New Bern, Hill turned to Washington, besieging the town March 30–April 20. Hill held off Union gunboats downriver and infantry attacks against his fortified position five miles from town. Hill was called away by Lee and the siege was soon lifted by Union reinforcements.
Type of site: Other Military Site

202 E. Water St.
Washington, NC USA

Admission Charged: No Charge

Website: [Web Link]

Driving Directions:
Trails sign at the EC Estuarium on Stewart Parkway, three blocks east of Route 17

Phone Number: Not listed

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