The Battle of Goldsborough Bridge Re-enactment
On December 17, 1862, General John G. Foster led 12,000 Union Soldiers to burn the
railroad bridge. (The bridge was located at what is today MAR MAC Village.  He was
opposed by Confederate General Clingman and approximately 1600 soldiers. The battle
occurred when the Union Army tried to destroy the Confederate supply train. The railroad
bridge was burned by the Union Soldiers who spent two days tearing-up the track. It was
estimated that 100 Union Soldiers and 175 Confederate Soldiers died in the battle
.

As part of its living history, Waynesborough Historical Village staged the re-enactment of
the Battle of Goldsborough Bridge. The battle, fashion shows, readings, church services,
infantry drills, and artillery demonstrations took place on February 1st, 2004. The admission
free public event was presented by approximately 200 costumed participants and was
organized by Mr. Danny Davis.
2004 Reenactment
2005 Reenactment
2006 Reenactment




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2004 Reenactment
2004 Reenactment




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After three
successfull
presentations of the
Battle 0f
Goldsborough
Bridge (2004 - 2006)
 
hosted by
Waynesborough
Historical Village, it
was decided that the
presentation of this
battle be moved to a
site beside the Neuse
River in the Mar
Mac community in
Wayne County.
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