In North Carolina, Union land and sea units advance up the Neuse River to attack New Bern
A combined Union taskforce sailed from Roanoke Island up the Neuse River towards the Confederate strongpoint of New Bern, North Carolina. Troops under Brigadier General Ambrose Burnside landed at Slocum's Creek at dawn under cover of Commodore L. M. Goldsborugh's naval units. The three brigades of infantry then began a difficult march through pouring rain to within four miles of New Bern and camped for the night. (By John Osborne)
Chronicles of the Great Rebellion Against the United States of America (Philadelphia, PA: A. Winch, 1867), 22.