Battle of Tranter's Creek

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Battle of Tranter's Creek
Part of the American Civil War
Date June 5, 1862 (1862-06-05)
Location Pitt County, North Carolina
Result Union victory
Belligerents
United States United States (Union) Confederate States of America CSA (Confederacy)
Commanders and leaders
Francis A. Osborne George B. Singletary †
Units involved
24th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry
3rd New York Cavalry
44th North Carolina Infantry
Strength
1 infantry regiment
1 cavalry company
2 artillery pieces
1 infantry regiment
Casualties and losses
40

The Battle of Tranter's Creek was fought on June 5, 1862, in Pitt County, North Carolina, as part of Union Maj. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside's North Carolina expedition during the American Civil War.

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 Tranter's Creek, where it encountered the 44th North Carolina, under Col. George Singletary. Unable to force a crossing, Osborne fired his artillery (Companies A–G, 1st New York Marine Artillery) at the mill buildings in which the Confederates were barricaded. Singletary was killed in the bombardment, and his troops retreated. The Federals did not pursue and returned to their fortifications at Washington.

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Coordinates: 35°37′07″N 77°08′35″W / 35.6186°N 77.1431°W / 35.6186; -77.1431