The Battle of Fort Fisher, N.C.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

48th New York Infantry-- Part 3: On to Goldsboro and Bennett House

From Wilmington, the 48th New York was involved in Sherman's Carolina Campaign March 1 to April 26.

First they were in the advance to Kinston and Goldsboro March 6-21. the advance on Raleigh April 9-14 and the Confederate surrender at the Bennett House in Durham, N.C., on April 26, 1865.

During the war, the 48th lost 369 men to death.  Eighteen officers and 218 were killed or mortally wounded.  Another 2 officers and 131 enlisted died from disease.

Corporal Joseph C. Hinson received a Medal of Honor for action at Fort Wagner on July 18, 1863.

--Old Secesh

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