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This Month in New Bern History — March 2022

In Celebration of Women’s History Month by Claudia Houston, Historian, New Bern Historical Society US Army’s Heritage & Education Center; MOLLUS Mass Photograph collection This month marks the 160th anniversary of the first Battle of New Bern, fought on March 14, 1862, one of several engagements in Burnside’s North Carolina Expedition. It is also celebrated …

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This Month in New Bern History – July 2021

Independence Day in History by Claudia Houston, Historian, New Bern Historical Society Courtesy vintageholidaycrafts.com We always enjoy reading about how the New Bern of yesteryear loved celebrations and parties. What better time for festivities than the Fourth of July? We all have recollections of the Fourth of July – parades, baseball, barbecue, and fireworks. Was …

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This Month in New Bern History – April 2021

The Elusive Veiled Ladyby Claudia Houston, Historian, New Bern Historical Society On April 14, 1865 President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth. A massive investigation to determine whether Booth acted alone resulted in the conviction of eight co-conspirators. Four were hung, including boarding house owner Mary Surratt. You may remember these details from …

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