OR, Series 1, Vol. 27, Part 3, Page 977

Wilmington, July 6, 1863
Hon. James A. Seddon
   Enemy, about 1,200 strong, made an advance on the {Wilmington & Weldon} railroad near Warsaw; damages trifling, and will be immediately repaired. They have retreated before the force sent there, and we have no cavalry to pursue them. General Martin may cut them off. Had the force stationed at Kenansville been kept there, the enemy would not have reached the road. A few companies will remain at Kenansville.
W. H. C. Whiting