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Foster's Goldsboro Expedition, 1862-1863

Manuscript Collection #816

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Title: Foster's Goldsboro Expedition
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Abstract: The collection consists of a letter (1/8/1863) containing a description of Brig. Gen. John G. Foster's expedition from New Bern to Kinston and Goldsboro NC and back, 11-20 December 1862, including accounts of engagements at Kinston (14 Dec.), Whitehall (16 Dec.) and Goldsboro Bridge (17 Dec.), from George [?], a soldier in Company B of the 5th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, to his Aunt Maria. Other items include a draft report (12/22/1862) by Colonel Charles R. Codman, 45th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment (Cadet Regiment), of engagements at Kinston and White Hall, NC, (12/14 through 12/16/1862), and items related to Colonel Codman.
Extent: 0.025 Cubic feet, 3 items .

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Accessions Information

May 16, 2001 (unprocessed), 3 items, 27 pages; Description of Gen. John G. Foster's expedition from New Bern to Kinston and Goldsboro NC and back, 11-20 December 1862, including accounts of engagements at Kinston (14 Dec.), Whitehall (16 Dec.) and Goldsboro Bridge (17 Dec.), by George, a soldier in Company B of the 5th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment to his Aunt Maria, dated 8 January, 1863 (3 p.); typed transcript of the letter (12 p.); and a digital reproduction of the letter (12 p.), 27 pages. Donor: Brian & Maria Green, Inc.

July 15, 2003 (unprocessed addition 1), 10 items; Draft report (12/22/1862) by Colonel Charles R. Codman, 45th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment (Cadet Regiment), of engagements at Kinston and White Hall, NC, (12/14 through 12/16/1862), during Brig. General John G. Foster’ s expedition to Goldsboro, NC, holograph manuscript, 6 pp., printed version of Codman’ s report of the battles from The March to Kinston: The Forty-Fifth Regiment, M. V. M. (n.p., undated), pp. 129-130; a portrait of Codman in his military uniform; and a statement by Corporal Charles Eustis Hubbard praising Codman’ s Civil War service. Holograph manuscript. Photocopy typescript. Purchase: (Compliments of ECMC special fund.)

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Preferred Citation

Foster's Goldsboro Expedition (#816), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Brian & Maria Green, Inc.
  • Purchased from ECMC special fund

Processing Information

  • Encoded by Apex Data Services


Online access to this finding aid is supported with funds created through the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). These funds come through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services which is administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. This grant is part of the North Carolina ECHO, Exploring Cultural Heritage Online, Digitization Grant Program.

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