Battle of Kinston

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Battle of Kinston
Began:

December 14, 1862

Ended:

Same day

Location:

Lenoir County, North Carolina

Theater:

Eastern Theater

Campaign:

Goldsborough Expedition

Outcome:

Union victory

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Combatants
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1st Division, Dept. of North Carolina

Evans’s Brigade

Commanders

John G. Foster
Brigadier General, USA

Nathan G. Evans
Brigadier General, CSA

Strength

10,000

4,000

Casualties

260

525

  

A Union expedition led by Brig. Gen. John G. Foster left New Berne in December to disrupt the Wilmington & Weldon Railroad at Goldsborough. The advance was stubbornly contested by Evans’s Brigade near Kinston Bridge on December 14, but the Confederates were outnumbered and withdrew north of the Neuse River in the direction of Goldsborough. Foster continued his movement the next day, taking the River Road, south of the Neuse River. (NPS summary)

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