The New Bern Battlefield Park : New Bern, NC

Buckeye Bill

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The New Bern Historical Society is proud to own and maintain the New Bern Battlefield Park. This Hallowed Ground is where nearly one third of the American Civil War Battle of New Bern, North Carolina occurred. The park is in near pristine condition : unmarked by development or agriculture, the “redans” or fighting positions remain as they were a century and a half ago. You can literally walk in the footsteps of young Confederate and Union soldiers who were here on that fateful day : March 14, 1862.

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Bruce Vail

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Thanks for the great photos!

I visited New Bern some years back without even knowing there was a Civil War Battlefield Park there. I went with some relatives (we were all vacationing at the seaside nearby) to visit the Tryon Palace historic site, with is sort of mini Colonial Williamsburg (well worth a visit by itself). New Bern's downtown historic district has some nice Civil War sites too.
 
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We visited the palace several years ago and walked around downtown. Didn't know about this Park. So glad Bill posted about it with the great pictures.

Thanks, Donna!

My wife and I stayed on Roanoke Island and visited the spots where Federal and Confederate soldiers clashed.

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After our weekend stay in a B&B on Roanoke Island, we toured lighthouses up and down the Outer Banks. Believe it or not, Confederate forts and batteries are scattered all over this area that were designed to protect the North Carolina shorelines.

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Before we visited the New Bern Battlefield Historical Park, we toured Fort Macon. All of these venues are related to the Battle of New Bern. Uncanny...

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The New Bern Historical Society is proud to own and maintain the New Bern Battlefield Park. This Hallowed Ground is where nearly one third of the American Civil War Battle of New Bern, North Carolina occurred. The park is in near pristine condition : unmarked by development or agriculture, the “redans” or fighting positions remain as they were a century and a half ago. You can literally walk in the footsteps of young Confederate and Union soldiers who were here on that fateful day : March 14, 1862.

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Did You visit the cemetery ?
 

Buckeye Bill

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Did You visit the cemetery ?

Negative....

We drove to Greensboro to visit the Guilford Courthouse National Military Park. Our personal tour took longer than expected (no complaint here). The cemetery is placed on our future list. My wife was very impressed with the OBX and New Bern areas. My father was stationed at the Cherry Point MCAS before he was shipped off to Korea. So we will be back, God willing!

Bill
 

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Thanks for the great pictures Bill. I really enjoyed seeing them. I have never been to North Carolina. I have wanted to go before, but I never have. Thank you for taking me there.

Welcome, my friend!

There is something special about visiting the lesser known battlefields of the American Civil War.

Bill
 
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