Battle of Fort Anderson
Part of the American Civil War
Date March 13–15, 1863
Location Craven County, North Carolina
Result Union victory
Belligerents
22x20px United States (Union) 22x20px CSA (Confederacy)
Commanders
Hiram Anderson Daniel H. Hill
J. Johnston Pettigrew
Strength
1st Division, XVIII Corps Hill's Division
Casualties and losses
7 total (US and CS) 7 total (US and CS)

The Battle of Fort Anderson, also known as the Battle of Deep Gully, took place March 13–15, 1863, in Craven County, North Carolina, as part of Confederate Lt. Gen. James Longstreet's Tidewater operations during the American Civil War.

Lt. Gen. Longstreet took charge of the Department of Virginia and North Carolina on February 25 and initiated his Tidewater Operations. He directed Maj. Gen. D.H. Hill, commander of the North Carolina District, to advance on the Union stronghold of New Bern with about 12,000 men. Maj. Gen. William H. C. Whiting, who commanded the Wilmington garrison, refused to cooperate. After an initial success at Deep Gully on March 13, Hill sent Brig. Gen. J. Johnston Pettigrew against the well-entrenched Federals at Fort Anderson on March 14–15. Pettigrew was forced to retire upon the arrival of Union gunboats. The city's garrison was heavily reinforced, and Hill withdrew to threaten Washington, North Carolina. Lieutenant General James directed D.H. Hill to advance on the Union stronghold of New Berne with about 12,000 men. Major General William H.T. Whiting refused to help. After winning Deep Gully on March 13, they marched to Fort Anderson on March 14 to 15. The city was heavily reinforced. The Union ended up winning. There were only about 1,150 casualties.

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