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Kinston

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Battle Name: Kinston
Other Names: None
State: North Carolina
Location: Lenoir County
Campaign: Goldsborough Expedition (December 1862)
Dates: December 14, 1862
Principal Commanders: Brig. Gen. John G. Foster [US]; Brig. Gen. Nathan Evans [CS]
Forces Engaged: Department of North Carolina, 1st Division [US]; Evans’s Brigade [CS]
Estimated Casualties: 685 total
Description: 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.
Results: Union victory

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