The Battle of New Bern

2021, Civil War, North Carolina

One historic site in the New Bern area that we had not been aware of before our visit is the New Bern Battlefield Park, owned and maintained by the New Bern Historical Society. The park’s acreage preserves a significant portion of the land where in March 1862 Union forces overwhelmed Confederate defenders. Through time the battlefield has been preserved and earthen redans remain much as they were at the time of the battle. We spent our time reading the excellent interpretive signs at the open air visitors center and walking the trails in what is today a peaceful park but once was the scene of a horrific event.

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