It reminds me right smart o' a hoss race I saw at the fish and oyster fair, at New Bern, a spell back.
Goldsboro' will then be your objective point, moving either from Wilmington or New Bern, or both, as you deem best.
The Committee of this town have wrote to New Bern to have them secured.
We laid siege to New Bern and were soon under heavy shelling from the Yankee gunboats.
A force of twenty-eight or thirty thousand will co-operate with you from New Bern or Wilmington, or both.