OR, Series 1, Vol. 18, Page 808

Goldsborough, N. C.
December 23, 1862
Hon. James A. Seddon
Secretary of War
   General Evans' brigade reoccupied Kinston yesterday {25 miles east on Goldsboro on the Atlantic & North Carolina RR}. The bridge at that point is being rebuilt. General Pettigrew's brigade and Leventhorpe's regiments were ordered to Weldon and Petersburg last night, but they were detained by a collision, in which two engines were disabled {almost certainly on the Wilmington & Weldon RR}; no lives lost. The brigade started this afternoon. General French has returned to Petersburg. The cars are running regularly from Wilmington to the Neuse River {just south of Goldsboro}, and the railroad bridge at that point being reconstructed.
G. W. Smith