||Goldsborough Expedition (December 1862)
||December 17, 1862
||Brig. Gen. John G. Foster [US]; Brig. Gen. Thomas Clingman [CS]
||Department of North Carolina, 1st Division [US]; Clingman’s Brigade [CS]
||On December 17, Foster’s expedition reached the railroad near Everettsville and began destroying
the tracks north toward the Goldsborough Bridge. Clingman’s Confederate brigade delayed the advance but was
unable to prevent the destruction of the bridge. His mission accomplished, Foster returned to New Berne where he
arrived on the 20th.