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Gery covers the route taken by General Edward E. Potter and some 800 Union soldiers on a six-day raid in July 1863 from New Bern to Rocky Mount and back, leaving a path of destruction and looted homes and businesses in their wake.
In July 1863, Union Brigadier General Edward E. Potter raided the towns of Greenville, Rocky Mount, and Tarboro, North Carolina. This article looks at the planning, execution, and fallout from such small actions, which historians have lauded for their importance in weakening the Confederacy's ability to conduct war through psychological and tactical efforts.