Fort Fisher

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Fort Fisher, NE Bastion. Frank Vizetelly (National Geographic)

Friday, March 13, 2015

CSS Neuse Center in Kinston, N.C. Grand Opening-- Part 1

From the March 2, 2015, New Bern (NC) Sun Journal "Neuse Center grand opening set for Saturday in Kinston" by Wes Wolfe.

That would be last Saturday.  Well, always a day late, you know.  Another thing I would have definitely like to have been there for, but, alas, too far away.

A replica cannon in the reconstructed casemate of the Confederate ironclad CSS Neuse will be seen (and I think it was made up here in Illinois) will be seen as well as never-before shown artifacts from the ship.  This will be at the CSS Neuse Interpretive Center grand opening Saturday, March 7th..

This date falls right by the 150th Battle of Wyse Fork and the week closest to the scuttling of the Confederate ship.  The Confederate loss at Wyse Fork enabled Union reinforcements marching from New Bern to force their way west into the interior of North Carolina to join uop with Union General Sherman's forces.  It is sometimes called the Second Battle of Kinston.

More to Come.  --Old B-Runner

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