Portal:American Civil War/This week in American Civil War history/12
1862 - New Bern - One of the rare Eastern Theater Union tactical victories in 1862, Ambrose Burnside's three brigade expeditionary force crossed the Neuse River and drove Confederate defenders from this Craven County town for the balance of the war
1862 - New Madrid, Missouri - After a one-day bombardment by siege artillery of the Union Army of the Mississippi, the Confederate forces under Brigadier General John P. McCown abandon the town and move to Island No. 10
1863 - Charleston Harbor - The SS Georgiana, said to have been the most powerful Confederate cruiser, was destroyed on her maiden voyage with cargo of munitions, medicines and merchandise then valued at over $1,000,000. The wreck was discovered on the same day and month, exactly 102 years later by then teenage diver and pioneer underwater archaeologist E. Lee Spence.