Battle of Tranter's Creek

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Battle of Tranter's Creek
Began:

June 5, 1862

Ended:

Same day

Location:

Pitt County, North Carolina

Theater:

Eastern Theater

Campaign:

Burnside’s North Carolina Expedition

Outcome:

Union victory

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Combatants
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24th Massachusetts

44th North Carolina

Commanders

Francis A. Osborne

George Singletary

Strength
Casualties

40 total (US and CS)

40 total (US and CS)

  

On June 5, Col. Robert Potter, garrison commander at Washington, North Carolina, ordered a reconnaissance in the direction of Pactolus. The 24th Massachusetts under Lt. Col. F.A. Osborne, advanced to the bridge over Tranter’s Creek, where it encountered the 44th North Carolina, under Col. George Singletary. Unable to force a crossing, Osborne brought his artillery to bear on the mill buildings in which the Confederates were barricaded. Colonel Singletary was killed in the bombardment, and his troops retreated. The Federals did not pursue and returned to their fortifications at Washington. (NPS summary)

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