This Month in New Bern, July 2016

On July 30, 1863, Gen. Edward Wild departed New Bern with his “African Brigade” for the coast of South Carolina. The 1st NCCV, raised by Wild in North Carolina, became the 35th United States Colored Troops (USCT), fighting all of its battles and skirmishes in South Carolina and Florida, including the action at Battery Wagner, later made famous in the movie Glory.

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Courtesy of This Day in North Carolina History

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