Friday, June 7, 2013

Wayne County, NC, Confederate Camps

From the Encyclopedia of North Carolina.

CAMP COLLIER--  Near Goldsboro (Wayne County):  Confederate camp temporarily used by the 61st NC Regt. en route to Kinston from the Wilmington area, October 1862.

CAMP McLEAN--  Near Goldsboro (Wayne County):  Temporary base of many Confederate units, including the 72nd NC Regt. (3rd Junior reserves), guarding rail and river approaches to Goldsboro.  Likely named for Gen. A. D. McLean of Cumberland County.

CAMP VANCE Near Goldsboro (Wayne County--there was another Camp Vance in Burke County):  Temprary base of many Confederate units guarding rail and river approaches to Goldsboro.

It would sure be interesting to find the sites of these camps and do some investigating.  Wonder if someone knows where they exactly were?

Old Secesh

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