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Kinston in Lenoir County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

North Carolina

Civil War Trails

 
 
North Carolina Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 2, 2010
1. North Carolina Marker
Inscription. North Carolina's Civil War stories are as diverse as its landscape. The Outer Banks and coastal rivers saw action early in the war, as Union forces occupied the region. Stories abound of naval battles, blockade running, Federal raids, and the Confederacy's struggle to supply its armies. Other tales are told in the western mountains, a sometimes-lawless region where Unionists and Confederates fought a war within a war. In the rolling central piedmont, memories linger of Union Gen. William T. Sherman's relentless march north early in the spring of 1865, when his army defeated the Confederates under Gen. Joseph E. Johnston. Finally, on April 26, Johnston surrendered, essentially ending the Civil War.

Experience these and many more stories as you tour the North Carolina Civil War Trails. Please drive carefully as you visit the sites where ironclads and wooden ships, spies and smugglers, heroes and villains, slaves and soldiers engaged in the greatest conflict in American history.
 
Erected by North Carolina Civil War Trails.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the North Carolina Civil War Trails marker series.
 
Location. 35° 14.634′ N, 77° 35.045′ W. Marker is in Kinston, North Carolina
North Carolina Civil War Trails Map image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 2, 2010
2. North Carolina Civil War Trails Map
, in Lenoir County. Marker is at the intersection of East New Bern Road (U.S. 70) and Richlands Road (U.S. 258), on the right when traveling east on East New Bern Road. Click for map. Located at the Kinston-Lenoir County Visitor Information Center. Marker is in this post office area: Kinston NC 28504, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lenoir County Confederate Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Foster's Raid (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battle of Kinston (about 500 feet away); First Battle of Kinston (approx. mile away); The Night of December 13, 1862 (approx. mile away); Kinston Battlefield Park (approx. mile away); Fighting at Harriet's Chapel (approx. mile away); The Site of Harriet's Chapel (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Kinston.
 
More about this marker. On the right half of the marker is a map of North Carolina showing locations of Civil War Trails sites. Inset illustrations include "James Bennett's House, where Johnston Surrendered", Battle of Bentonville, and CSS Albemarle.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker shown.
 
Also see . . .  First Battle of Kinston
North Carolina Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 2, 2010
3. North Carolina Marker
. Page detailing the battle and efforts to preserve portions of the battlefield. (Submitted on May 9, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Stop 12 image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 2, 2010
4. Stop 12
The visitor center is at stop 12 of the Driving Tour of the First Battle of Kinston.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 864 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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