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U.S. Civil War SitesBattle of New Bern - New Bern NC

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Troops engaged in the Battle of New Bern: Union: Major General Ambrose Burnside - commanding Division. Brigadier General John G. Parke's Brigade. Confederate: Confederate: Brigadier General Lawrence O'B. Branch - commanding Brigade.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: North Carolina

date approved: 10/11/2020

last visited: 10/1/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesNew Bern Battlefield Park - New Bern NC

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Here you will find pristinely preserved Confederate defensive earthworks on the 27 acres owned by the New Bern Historical Society. A ferocious battle was fought here on 14 March 1862.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: North Carolina

date approved: 10/11/2020

last visited: 10/1/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesA National Cemetery System - New Bern NC

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An estimated 700,000 Union and Confederate soldiers died in the Civil War between April 1861 an April 1865. As the death toll rose, the U.S. government struggled with the urgent but unplanned need to bury fallen Union troops.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: North Carolina

date approved: 10/11/2020

last visited: 10/1/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesBattle of Wyse Fork March 8-10, 1865 - Wyse Fork NC

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The Battle of Wyse Fork (also known as the Battle of Kinston and the Battle of Southwest Creek) involved one of the largest concentrations of troops ever on North Carolina soil. The armies engaged were exceeded in size only by those at Bentonville.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: North Carolina

date approved: 10/11/2020

last visited: 10/1/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesGeneral Robert Hoke Memorial - Wyse Fork NC

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Near this spot, March 8, 1865, about 9 a.m., Hoke's Division, C.S.A. under the immediate command of Major-General Robert F. Hoke, broke the advanced columns of Cox's First Division, 23rd Corps, U.S.A.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: North Carolina

date approved: 10/11/2020

last visited: 10/1/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesStarr's Battery-Harriet's Chapel Battlefield Park - Kinston NC

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In front of you is the position held by Capt. Joseph B. Starr’s Battery. Starr’s Battery defended this position against the Union advance on December 14. Finally, his ammunition exhausted, Starr withdrew across the Neuse River.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: North Carolina

date approved: 10/11/2020

last visited: 10/1/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesThe Union Artillery-Harriet's Chapel Battlefield Park - Kinston NC

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Twenty-four guns of the 3rd New York Artillery supported Gen. Wessells’ infantry as they advanced through the swamp toward the Confederate line. The overwhelming firepower of Union infantry and artillery forced the Confederates to abandon the line.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: North Carolina

date approved: 10/11/2020

last visited: 10/1/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesWessells' Advance—December 14, 1862-Harriet's Chapel Battlefield Park - Kinston NC

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Gen. John Gray Foster’s long blue line slowly marched north from Southwest Creek toward the Confederate line. The Confederates, behind a formidable line of earthworks protected by a swamp in their front, braced for the Union assault.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: North Carolina

date approved: 10/11/2020

last visited: 10/1/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesThe Center of the Confederate Line-Harriet's Chapel Battlefield Park - Kinston NC

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Harriet’s Chapel stood in the center of the Confederate line. A heavily wooded wetland stood in front of the line. Behind it was the Neuse River. Three regiments of infantry and two batteries of artillery held this portion of the Confederate line.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: North Carolina

date approved: 10/11/2020

last visited: 10/1/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesThe Action in the Swamp-Harriet's Chapel Battlefield Park - Kinston NC

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A large swamp separated the advancing Union army and the Confederate defenders one-half mile north. The swamp slowed the Union advance and provided cover for the Confederates.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: North Carolina

date approved: 10/11/2020

last visited: 10/1/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesThe Confederate Defenses of Kinston-Harriet's Chapel Battlefield Park - Kinston NC

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Confederate engineers built fortifications around Kinston and along the approaches from New Bern. You can see a portion of these earthworks from the boardwalk.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: North Carolina

date approved: 10/11/2020

last visited: 10/1/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesCaring for the Wounded-Harriet's Chapel Battlefield Park - Kinston NC

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As the fighting surged past the church and the battle moves into Kinston, surgeons of both armies began the task of caring for the wounded. Harriet’s Chapel became a refuge and men from both sides found care at the church.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: North Carolina

date approved: 10/11/2020

last visited: 10/1/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesThe Site of Harriet's Chapel-Harriet's Chapel Battlefield Park - Kinston NC

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Harriet’s Chapel saw some of the most intense fighting of the Battle of Kinston. In 2010, Historical Preservation Group moved this building, once New Beaverdam Primitive Baptist Church, to this site to interpret Harriet’s Chapel’s role.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: North Carolina

date approved: 10/11/2020

last visited: 10/1/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesThe Night of December 13, 1862 Harriet's Chapel Battlefield Park - Kinston NC

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After the fighting near Southwest Creek, the Confederates withdrew toward Kinston. Marching north, they crossed a creek and waded through the frigid swamp. Many cold, wet soldiers spent a miserable night at Harriet’s Chapel.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: North Carolina

date approved: 10/11/2020

last visited: 10/1/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesFighting at Harriet's Chapel-Harriet's Chapel Battlefield Park - Kinston NC

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On December 14, Union troops overwhelmed the Confederate line at Harriet’s Chapel. After making a determined stand, the outnumbered Confederates withdrew, fighting as they pulled back toward Jones Bridge.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: North Carolina

date approved: 10/11/2020

last visited: 10/1/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesKinston Battlefield Park-Harriet's Chapel and Starr's Battery Site - Kinston NC

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This site was the center of the Confederate’s final line of defense during the Dec. 13-14, 1862 Battle of Kinston. It occurred as Union General John G. Foster’s Division was enroute from New Bern to Goldsboro to destroy the Wilmington-Weldon Railroad Bridge

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: North Carolina

date approved: 4/25/2020

last visited: 10/4/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesFort Branch North Carolina

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is located two miles below Hamilton, North Carolina and 60 miles upriver of the town of Plymouth. Sitting 70 feet above a bend in the Roanoke River, this Confederate earthen fort provided a safe and clear view of Union gunboats.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Countrydragon

location: North Carolina

date approved: 1/15/2010

last visited: never

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U.S. Civil War SitesBattle of Bentonville - Selma NC

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At Bentonville, General William T. Sherman's Union Army, advancing from Fayetteville toward Goldsboro, met and battled the Confederate Army of General Joseph E. Johnston.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: North Carolina

date approved: 10/11/2020

last visited: 10/1/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesSherman Receives News of Lee's Surrender in Smithfield - Smithfield NC

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In the early morning hours of April 12, 1865, two Union officers arrived here and delivered a telegram from General Ulysses S. Grant to General William T. Sherman, who was quartered in the Old Johnston County Courthouse.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: North Carolina

date approved: 10/11/2020

last visited: 10/1/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesFort Fisher State Historic Site - Kure Beach NC

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Largest earthen coastal fortification in the Confederacy. Original construction commenced May, 1861 and continued until December, 1864, when the fort came under Federal assault.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: North Carolina

date approved: 10/11/2020

last visited: 10/1/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesHeadquarters of Fort Fisher - Kure Beach NC

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Here stood the Headquarters of Fort Fisher. The construction of the fort began in the summer of 1862 under the direction of Colonel William Lamb Commandant.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: North Carolina

date approved: 10/11/2020

last visited: 10/1/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesBurnside Expedition of 1862 - Manteo NC

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Much of coastal North Carolina fell to Union forces in 1862. Under Maj. Gen. Ambrose Burnside, a Rhode Islander, Union forces swept across the region, rolling up one victory after another.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: North Carolina

date approved: 10/9/2020

last visited: 10/1/2021

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