War of the Rebellion: Serial 026 Page 0210 NORTH CAROLINA AND S. E. VIRGINIA. Chapter XXX.

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MARCH 30-APRIL 20, 1863.-Siege of Washington, N. C., and pursuit of the Confederate forces.

SUMMARY OF THE PRINCIPAL EVENTS.

March 30, 1863.-Skirmish at Rodman's Point, Pamlico River.

Washington invested by the Confederate forces under Major General Daniel H. Hill.

April 1, 1863.-Engagement at Rodman's Point.*

2, 1863.-Engagement at Hill's Point, Pamlico River.*

4-5, 1863.-Engagement at Rodman's Point.*

9, 1863.-Action at Blunt's Creek.

13-21, 1863.-Expeditions from New Berne to Swift Creek Village.

15, 1863.-Siege raised.

16, 1863.-Affairs at Hill's and Rodman's Points.

16-21, 1863.-Expedition from New Berne toward Kinston.

17-18, 1863.-Skirmishes at Core Creek.

17-19, 1863.-Expedition from New Berne to Washington.

19, 1863.-Skirmish at Big Swift Creek.

20, 1863.-Skirmish at Sandy Ridge.

REPORTS, ETC.+

Numbers 1.-Major General John G. Foster, U. S. Army, commanding the Department of North Carolina.

Numbers 2.-Captain David A. Taylor, Third New York Light Artillery, Chief Signal Officer.

Numbers 3.-Brigadier General Edward E. Potter, U. S. Army, commanding at Washington, of operations April 16-17.

Numbers 4.-Itinerary of the First Division, Eighteenth Army Corps, Brigadier General Innis N. Palmer, U. S. Army, commanding, April 7- 25.

Numbers 5.-Brigadier General Henry M. Naglee, U. S. Army, commanding Second Division, of Expedition from New Berne to Washington, April 17-19.

Numbers 6.-Brigadier General Charles A. Heckman, U. S. Army, commanding First Brigade, of Expedition from New Berne to Washington, April 17-19.

Numbers 7.-Itinerary of the Fourth Division, Brigadier General Henry W. Wessells, U. S. Army, commanding, March 15-April 13.

Numbers 8.-Brigadier General Henry Prince, U. S. Army, commanding Fifth Division, of operations on the Pamlico, April 4-6, and Expedition from New Berne toward Kinston, April 16-21, with resulting correspondence.

Numbers 9.-Colonel Silas P. Richmond, Third Massachusetts Infantry, of operations April 7-10 and April 16-21.

Numbers 10.-Captain John M. Willson, Third New York Cavalry, of skirmish at Sandy Ridge, April 20.

Numbers 11.-Colonel J. Richter Jones, Fifty-eighth Pennsylvania Infantry, of skirmish at Sandy Ridge, April 20.

Numbers 12.-Brigadier General Francis B. Spinola, U. S. Army, commanding Provisional Division and First Brigade, Fifth Division, of operations on the Pamlico, April 1-4; action at Blount's Creek, April 9, and Expeditions from New Berne to Swift Creek Village, April 13-21.

Numbers 13.-Itinerary of the Second Brigade, Fifth Division, Colonel James Jourdan, One hundred and fiftieth New York Infantry, commanding, April 7-22.

Numbers 14.-Brigadier General Robert Ransom, jr., C. S. Army, of skirmish at Sandy Ridge, April 20.

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*Between Union gunboats and Confederate batteries.

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+For reports of Actg. Rear-Admiral Lee, Commanders Davenport and Renshaw, Lieutenant-Commander McCann, Acting Volunteer Lieutenants MacDearmid and Graves, and Acting Masters Saltonstall and Boomer, U. S. Navy, see Annual Report of the Secretary of the Navy, December 7, 1863. See also D. H. Hill to Beauregard, April 20, 1863, in "Correspondence, etc." post.