New Bern, North Carolina

Contributors:
1. Brian Duckworth, NC
2. William Bozic, Houston, TX
 
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TOURS OF BATTLEFIELD: While the Battle of New Bern site is not open for regular tours, the New Bern Historical Society can provide a tour guide for a group of 6 or more. Call the Societyís office (252-638-8558) several days in advance for fees and to arrange a private tour of the battlefield

  Links:
1. The Civil War Battle of New Bern
2. Battle of New Bern - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
3. New Bern Historical Society
4. This Day in History 1862: Battle of New Bern, North Carolina
5. Battle Summary: New Berne, NC

6. North Carolina Markers - The Historical Marker Database
7. Civil War Heritage Tours: New Bern
     

On March 11, Brig. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnsideís command embarked from Roanoke Island to rendezvous with Union gunboats at Hatteras Inlet for an expedition against New Berne. On March 13, the fleet sailed up the Neuse River and disembarked infantry on the riverís south bank to approach the New Berne defenses. The Confederate defense was commanded by Brig. Gen. Lawrence Branch. On March 14, John G. Fosterís, Jesse Renoís, and John G. Parkeís brigades attacked along the railroad and after four hours of fighting drove the Confederates out of their fortifications. The Federals captured nine forts and 41 heavy guns and occupied a base which they would hold to the end of the war, in spite of several Confederate attempts to recover the town. Courtesy of NPS New Bern Battle Summary

Photos:
26th NC Earthworks   2
26th NC Monument   2   3
Battle of New Bern Interpretive Marker (1)
Battle of New Bern Interpretive Marker (2)
Battlefield Park   2
Battlefield Trail Starting Point
Cannon Display
Confederate Earthworks
Entrance   2   3
General Lewis Armistead Birthplace
John Wright Stanly House
Jones House
New Bern Academy
New Bern First Presbyterian Church
New Bern Interpretive Marker
Palmer Tisdale House
Railroad

Trent River
Trent River Bridge
Tryon Palace
Union Advance
Union Hospital   2
Union Point Park
Weathersby Road
Wetland Area
 

(April 8, 2012) Enlarge New Bern Battlefield Park
 
This battlefield park is just off HWY 70 about 5 miles from New Bern, North Carolina. The Battlefield park has a pavilion, trails, earthworks, a cannon, and markers/monument. The park can be hard to find because there is a subdivision next to it. Look for large signs advertising the entrance to Taberna (Housing estates) to find the park
 
William Bozic photo. See Pages 4 & 5 for more photos of the area near the pavilion

 
(January 2008) Enlarge Confederate earthworks at the New Bern battlefield site. 26th NC Monument to the right
 
Brian Duckworth photo
 

(January 2008) Enlarge New Bern Civil War Trails interpretive marker
 
Brian Duckworth photo

(January 2008) During the Battle of New Bern the 26th and 33rd NC regiments held a line here at the railroad tracks. The view is looking toward the Union advance
 
Brian Duckworth photo

   

  

(January 2008) The wetland area where the Union army crossed to attack the Confederates behind their earthworks. View looking toward the Union advance
 
Brian Duckworth photo

(January 2008) Confederate earthworks and the 26th North Carolina monument
 
Brian Duckworth photo

     

(January 2008) 26th NC earthworks
 
Brian Duckworth photo

 

(January 2008) 26th NC earthworks
 
Brian Duckworth photo

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