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New Bern as it Really Looked in the 1860s

Civil War Photo - Ellis Crop
Peter Sandbeck Returns to New Bern for Historical Society Lunch & Learn A federally-occupied town throughout most of the Civil War, New Bern was filled with Union Soldiers and their many followers. This occupation attracted numerous photographers who plied their trade all over town, taking both official and personal photos. Their work created a unique […]
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Major John Daves Legacy: His Family Narratives

John Daves
Follow this Family from the Revolutionary War Lunch & Learn January 13, 2016 at The Chelsea Prominent New Bernian Major John Daves came to New Bern early in his life.  He was a revolutionary war soldier, seeing action at Brandywine, Germantown, Valley Forge, Eutaw Springs and Monmouth. Following the war he served as a Major […]
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The USS Underwriter Expedition

USS Underwriter
The Confederates Attempt to Recapture New Bern Lunch & Learn November 11, 2015 at The Chelsea New Bern fell to Union forces in March 1862. The city was occupied from that point on, but the Confederates did not give up their effort to recapture New Bern. On November 11, 2015, the New Bern Historical Society’s […]
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Women on the Home Front during the Civil War

LeRae Umfleet
First Historical Society Lunch & Learn in 2015 – 16 September 9, 2015 at The Chelsea We know much of the soldiers on both sides who were involved in our 1861-1865 Civil War.  We have photographs, letters and diaries. But what about those left behind at home? LeRae Umfleet, Assistant Director at Tryon Palace will […]
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