Tranter's Creek, NC
June 5, 1862
Burnsideís North Carolina Expedition [January-July 1862]
F. A. Osborne
Col. George Singletary
On June 5, Col. Robert
Potter, garrison commander at Washington, North Carolina, ordered a
reconnaissance in the direction of Pactolus.
The 24th Massachusetts under
Lt. Col. F. A. Osborne, advanced to the bridge over Tranterís
Creek, where it encountered the 44th North Carolina, under
Col. George Singletary.
Unable to force a crossing,
Osborne brought his artillery to bear on the mill buildings in
which the Confederates were barricaded.
was killed in the bombardment, and his troops retreated.
The Federals did not pursue and returned to their
fortifications at Washington.
Burnside's North Carolina Expedition
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