The New Bern Historical Society is dedicated to sharing the rich history of New Bern, NC and has been doing so since 1923. The Historical Society offices are located in the Attmore-Oliver House, c. 1790, in New Bern’s historic district. In addition to offices there is a Civil War display and room installations reflecting life in the mid-19th century. Beautiful historic gardens are located behind the house. The New Bern Historical Society also owns and stewards 30+ acres of the Battle of New Bern’s Civil War battlefield. The New Bern Battlefield Park is located near James City just off of Highway 70 East.
What a great day we had today at the Civil War Battlefield. Each of our recruits got to pick a side and then had to be mustered into service. They learned to march, how to load and aim their weapons, how artillery worked, what the surgeon in the Civil War carried with him etc. There were period games and explanations of what civilian life was like then as well. The day culminated in a battle between the Confederates and Union Army. The recruits were all surprised at the end when they got paid!!!! Thanks to the fabulous reenactors for all their assistance, Moore's barbecue for the food and all the rest of the volunteers who assisted. Thanks especially to our recruits!
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