On December 16, Foster's Union troops reached White Hall where Beverly Robertson's brigade was holding the north bank of the Neuse River.
The Federals demonstrated against the Confederates for much of the day, attempting to fix them in position, while the main Union column continued toward the railroad.
Location: Wayne County
Campaign: Goldsborough Expedition (December 1862) next battle in campaign previous battle in campaign
Date(s): December 16, 1862
Principal Commanders: Brigadier General John G. Foster [US]; Brigadier General Beverly Robertson [CS]
Forces Engaged: Amory's and Stevenson's Brigades [US]; Robertson's Brigade [CS]
Estimated Casualties: 150 total*
*George Williams submission
I have studied this extensively and there is a great deal of evidence to show that Union casualties were about 1200 and CS casualties were about 100. Most Union casualties came from Ledlie's "friendly fire" I suspect.
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