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In North Carolina, combined Union land and naval force win the battle of New Bern

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03/14/1862
Three Union infantry brigades under Ambrose Burnside had marched on New Bern, North Carolina the day before and at dawn, in dense fog, began their attack on the defenses of the town, commanded by General L.O. Branch.  With support from naval units on the Neuve River under Captain Stephen C. Cowan, after fierce fighting, the federal troops finally broke the Confederate defense line and a rout began that resulted in a complete victory and the fall of New Bern.  The Union lost just under 500 killed and wounded, Branch lost almost the same number in killed, wounded, and captured.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Chronicles of the Great Rebellion Against the United States of America (Philadelphia, PA: A. Winch, 1867), 16. 
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