Quick Description: A large interpretive marker located near the site of the Civil War Battle of Wyse Fork fought in March 1865. A battlefield map accompanies considerable text describing the battle, participants and troop movements. Fighting continued for the next two days. By the end of February 1865, the North Carolina port city of Wilmington, defended by Confederate Gen. Braxton Bragg, had fallen to the army of Union Maj. Gen. John Schofield. Battle of Wyse Fork . This is Wyse Fork Battle Tour Stop #3. Related markers. This is the 1st stop of 12 on the tour. John Paris, Chaplain, 54th North Carolina Infantry Regiment: Copy of Sermon preached regarding "Desertions and Deserters" at Kinston, N.C. The remnants of Upham’s command fell back east to a position in front of Wyse Fork and entrenched. Belligerents United States (Union) CSA (Confederacy) Commanders and leaders John M. Schofield Braxton Bragg Units involved Cox's Provisional Corps Department of North Carolina Strength 12,000 8,500 Casualties and losses 1,101 1,500 The Battle of Wyse Fork was a battle fought in the Carolinas Campaign of the American Civil War, resulting in a Union Army victory. Also see . This is Wyse Fork Battle Tour Stop 1. More about this marker. The Union move was ordered by Gen. William T. Sherman in order to consolidate Northern forces and open a supply line to the coast. Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kinston. Wyse Fork CSS Neuse Historic Site Battle of Goldsboro Bridge Confederate Line of Defense Engagement at Whitehall Last Mass Union Capture Union Attack at Southwest Creek Roanoke Canal Museum Wilmington & Weldon RR Hastings House C.S. Wyse Fork Battle Tour Stop #2, located a short distance east (at 1631 U.S. 70, Kinston, NC), has no historical marker at this time. Marker is on New Bern Road (U.S. 70) just west of Wyse Fork Road (County Road 1002), on the right when traveling east. Battle of Wyse Fork … Battle here March 7-10, 1865, was an attempt by Confederates to delay or halt a Federal advance on Goldsboro. More about this marker. With around 13,000 Union soldiers facing approximately 9,000 Confederates and combined losses well over 2,500, the fighting was intense in places. . . The armies engaged were exceeded in size only by those at Bentonville. Wyse Fork Battle Tour Stop #2 is located a short distance west (at 1631 U.S. 70, Kinston, NC), Stop #2 marks the location of Jackson's Mill Pond, mentioned on this marker. It's located in North Carolina, United States.This Series follows the Kinston Battlefields Driving Tour of the Battle of Wyse Fork, which occurred March 8th thru 10th of 1865, & sometimes called the 2nd Battle of Kinston. Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kinston. The Battle of Wyse Fork (also known as the 2nd Battle of Kinston and the Battle of Southwest Creek) involved one of the largest concentrations of troops ever on North Carolina soil. Followed closely by the much larger Battle of Bentonville, the March 7-10, 1865 Battle of Wyse Fork has been unjustly overshadowed. Civil War Battle of Wyse Fork (aka 2nd Kinston) Wyse Fork / Kinston Battlefield Map Description: Schofield planned to advance inland from Wilmington in February, while concurrently assigning Maj. Gen. Jacob Cox to direct Union forces from New Berne (present-day New Bern) toward Goldsboro. It has no historical marker at this time. and a map of the Battle of Wyse Fork 35° 13.077′ N, 77° 30.728′ W. Marker is near Kinston, North Carolina, in Lenoir County. 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