December 16,This day during the American Civil War

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December 16, 1862 – The Battle of White Hall took place on December 15–16, 1862, in Wayne County, North Carolina, as part of the Union expedition to Goldsboro, North Carolina, during the American Civil War. On December 15, Brig. Gen. John G. Foster’s Union troops reached White Hall where Brig. Gen. Beverly Robertson had taken command of Confederate militia holding the north bank of the Neuse River. There was some skirmishing as the Federals set up several artillery units on a hill overlooking the town and Confederate defenses. According to the report of the Union commanders, the Federals demonstrated against the Confederates for much of the day on December 16, attempting to fix the Confederates in position, while the main Union column continued toward the railroad. Local historians dispute this account, claiming that one of the Union objectives of the Goldsboro Campaign (also known as Foster’s Raid) was to destroy…

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