White Hall Ferry
White Hall, Whitehall
Civil War North Carolina


American Civil War
December 16, 1862

On December 16, Foster's Union troops reached White Hall where Beverly Robertson's brigade was holding the north bank of the Neuse River.

The Federals demonstrated against the Confederates for much of the day, attempting to fix them in position, while the main Union column continued toward the railroad.

Result(s): Inconclusive

Location: Wayne County

Campaign: Goldsborough Expedition (December 1862) next battle in campaign    previous battle in campaign

Date(s): December 16, 1862

Principal Commanders: Brigadier General John G. Foster [US]; Brigadier General Beverly Robertson [CS]

Forces Engaged: Amory's and Stevenson's Brigades [US]; Robertson's Brigade [CS]

Estimated Casualties: 150 total*



*George Williams submission
I have studied this extensively and there is a great deal of evidence to show that Union casualties were about 1200 and CS casualties were about 100. Most Union casualties came from Ledlie's "friendly fire" I suspect.
l.g. williams
Greenville, nc USA -


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