Washington
Civil War North Carolina


American Civil War
March 30-April 20, 1863

While Longstreet operated against Suffolk, D.H. Hill's column moved against the Federal garrison of Washington, North Carolina.

By March 30, the town was ringed with fortifications, but the Confederates were unable to shut off supplies and reinforcements arriving by ship.

After a week of confusion and mismanagement, Hill was maneuvered out of his siegeworks and withdrew on April 15.

Result(s): Inconclusive (Confederates withdrew.)

Location: Beaufort County

Campaign: Longstreet's Tidewater Operations (February-May 1863) next battle in campaign    previous battle in campaign

Date(s): March 30-April 20, 1863

Principal Commanders: Brigadier General John G. Foster [US]; Major General D.H. Hill [CS]

Forces Engaged: 6 regiments and artillery units [US]; Hill's Division [CS]

Estimated Casualties: 100 total

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