Craven County Digital History Exhibit

Goldsboro Battlefield

Goldsboro Battlefield

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Title: Goldsboro Battlefield

Creator: Reed, William Garrison

Subject: Goldsboro (N.C.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
                Corn--North Carolina--Goldsboro

Description: Image of a cornfield near Goldsboro, N.C., which was the site of the Battle for Goldsboro. A description of the photographs by Reed states, "Field on which the Battle of Goldsboro' was fought, Dec. 17, 1862.--Taken from about the position occupied by Lee's Brigade and the New York Artillery, at the time that the Confederate troops charged upon them. In the centre is the Wilmington and Weldon Railroad bridge over the Neuse River, the railroad embankment extending to the left. The bridge is of the same style as the one destroyed by the Union forces. The background of trees line the banks of the river."

Date: October 1884

Type: Image

Format: 7-13/16x6 inches (199x150 mm)

Identifier: XXV.1

Source: Donated by William Garrison Reed, 1926.

Relation: One image from a collection of 48 images in a photo album.

Coverage: Goldsboro (N.C.)

Rights: Permission to use this photograph must be obtained from the New Bern-Craven County Public Library, 400 Johnson Street, New Bern, NC 28560. Must cite as: William Garrison Reed Photo Album, New Bern-Craven County Public Library.

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Images scanned and text prepared by Victor T. Jones, Jr.

This page last edited on 21 Aug 18.

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