Wyse Fork | Mar 8, 1865

Lenoir County, North Carolina

Maj. Gen. Jacob D. Cox’s advance towards Goldsboro, North Carolina was blocked by Confederate divisions under Gen. Braxton Bragg at Southwest Creek just east of Kinston. Bragg, protected by Southwest Creek, tried to wrest the initiative from the Federals by attacking their flanks on the 8th. After initial success, the Southern attacks stalled. Union reinforcements arrived on March 9, just in time to repulse Bragg’s renewed attacks the next day. Gen. Robert Hoke's division attacked Cox near Wyse Fork crossroads on the Union left. After heavy fighting and unable to dislodge Cox, Bragg withdrew.

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Lenoir County, NC | March 7, 1865
Result: Union Victory
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