Goldsborough Bridge | Dec 17, 1862

Dudley, North Carolina

On the morning of December 17, 1862, Maj. Gen. John G. Foster and his forces attacked Brig. Gen. Thomas Clingman and his force of 2,000 at the Wilmington & Weldon Railroad bridge. After two hours of fighting, Union forces successfully set fire to and destroyed the bridge and nearby rail line. With his objective complete Foster pulled back from the town back toward New Bern, successfully fending off a Confederate attack as he withdrew.

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Dudley, NC | December 17, 1862
Result: Union Victory
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