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45th Massachusetts Infantry in New Bern, North Carolina

Discussion in 'Period Civil War Photos & Examinations' started by chubachus, Apr 26, 2016.

  1. chubachus

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    "Group portrait of Company K, Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, 45th, Benjamin Ellis House, New Bern, North Carolina, 1862-1863"

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    "Group portrait of Company A, New Bern, North Carolina, 1862-1863"

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    "Rear of Company A's quarters in New Berne while doing provost duty."
     
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    “The companies of the regiment were quartered in houses in different parts of the town.
    Company A was in a two-story frame house on Pollock Street, not far from the provost marshal's office. The name Pierce was on the front door. The house still belongs to the same family, and the same old doorplate is on the front door.
    Company B was on the south-east corner of Johnson and Craven Streets.
    Company C was on the south side of East Front Street.
    Company D was on the north side of Pollock Street and opposite Company K.
    Company E was quartered in a two-story brick house near Middle Street in the same block with Company B.
    Company F was on Union Street, west of department headquarters
    Company I was quartered in a pleasant house on the north side of Broad Street, exactly opposite the colonel's station on dress parade.
    Company K was on Pollock Street, and next door but one west of Company A's quarters.
    The band was quartered in a wooden house on the west side of East Front Street, opposite the provost guard, first station. If I recollect rightly, the chaplain's quarters were on Broad Street, opposite the parade. We had occasion to remember the choice selection of books he had for a free circulating library.”
    History of the Forty-fifth Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteer Militia ... by Mann, Albert W. (p.215)​

    I wonder if any of these houses are still standing.
     
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    "Group portrait of Company E, Thomas Jerkins House, New Bern, North Carolina, 1862-1863."

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    "Group portrait of Colonel Thomas Isaac Coffin Amory and staff, brigade headquarters, Edward R. Stanly House, New Bern, North Carolina, 1862-1863."

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    "Major Joseph Lewis Stackpole, a Judge Advocate on General John G. Foster's staff, is shown with a group of people outside the George S. Attmore Office, attorney-at-law in New Bern, North Carolina." Source.
     
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    "Group portrait of Company H, New Bern, North Carolina, 1862-1863." Source.
     
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    I've visited New Bern and walked on some of these streets.

    This part of town contain Tryon Palace, the seat of the Colonial Governor of North Carolina before the American Revolution. It's been fully restored and open to the public.
     
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    Company A was in a two-story frame house on Pollock Street, not far from the provost marshal's office.

    Any idea where the Provost Marshall office was located in New Bern?
     
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    Happened to be in New Bern this weekend, and captured some "now" images. Below is the Ellis House today (there have been some modifications to it over the years).
     
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    Thomas Jerkins House today, New Bern, NC. Looks like the home has an addition on the left side.

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