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OPERATIONS IN SOUTHEASTERN VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA.
May 1-June 12, 1864.
REPORTS (except for Campaign from the Rapidan to the James River), May 4-June 9.
CORRESPONDENCE, etc., May 1-19.
MAY 4-6, 1864.-Operations about New Berne, and in Albemarle Sound,
N. C., including skirmishes on the trend Road (4th); and on the south side of the Trend River (5th); engagement with the confederate Ram Albemarle (5th); and Surrender Outpost at Croatan (5th).
1.- Brigadier General Innins N. Palmer, U. S. Army, commanding District of North Carolina.
2.-Colonel Henry T. Sisson, Fifth Rhode Island Heavy Artillery, of the surrender at Croatan.
1. Report of Brigadier General Innis N. Palmer, U. S. Army, commanding District of North Carolina.
HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF NORTH CAROLINA,
New Berne, N. C., May 7, 1864.
MAJOR: Since I last wrote you in reference to affairs in North Carolina, we have had stirring, but rather satisfactory timers here.
On the evening of the 4th instant the enemy appeared on the Trend road toward Kinston, some 8 miles from here, and drove in our picket. Our force their was a small regiment of cavalry and two companies of infantry. these held their ground until dark, when the enemy retired. The next morning a considerable force appeared on the railroad on the south side of the Trend River, and our batteries, both army and navy, were engaged with them until