Daniel's Schoolhouse Engagement
— Potters Raid —(Preface): On July 18, 1861, Union Gen. Edward E. Potter led infantry and cavalry from New Bern to destroy the Wilmington and Weldon Railroad bridge at Rocky Mount. The Infantry feinted toward Kinston and returned to New Bern. Potter raided Greenville, then sent part of his cavalry to Rocky Mount and occupied Tarboro. The raiders damaged or destroyed bridges, trains and mills before returning to New Bern on July 23, but the Confederates restored rail services by Aug. 1.
|Series||This marker is part of the North Carolina Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||North Carolina Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 5:38am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 271016 N 3976197|
|Decimal Degrees||35.90330000, -77.53730000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 35° 54.198', W 77° 32.238'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||35° 54' 11.88" N, 77° 32' 14.28" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||252, 919|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 108-198 Bridgers St, Tarboro NC 27886, US|
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