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The Battle of Tranter's Creek

June 5, 1862 in Tranter's Creek, North Carolina

Union Forces Commanded by
Lt. Col. F.A. Osborne
Strength Killed Wounded Missing/Captured
~+mn~ ? 7 11 ?
Confederate Forces Commanded by
Col. George Singletary
Strength Killed Wounded Missing/Captured
~+mn~ ? ? ? ?
Conclusion: Union Victory
Burnside's North Carolina Expedition

The Battle of Tranter's Creek took place in Pitt County, as part of Brig. Gen. Ambrose E.Burnside's North Carolina Expedition.

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. Col. Singletary was killed in the bombardment, and his troops retreated. The Federals did not pursue and returned to their fortifications at Washington, D.C.

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