Kinston in Lenoir County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
CSS Neuse Confederate Ironclad Gunboat
Moored near the King Street Bridge, the Confederate States Ship Neuse, and ironclad gunboat, was outfitted in Kinston in late 1863 and early 1864.
An April 1864 attempt to take her downriver in a concerted attack on New Bern failed.
The CSS Neuse was scuttled to prevent capture by Union forces on March 12, 1865 approximately one quarter mile downstream from this location.
The ship remained on the river bottom until her recovery in 1863.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, US Civil • Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1864.
Location. 35° 15.579′ N, 77° 34.984′ W. Marker is in Kinston, North Carolina, in Lenoir County. Marker is at the intersection of South Heritage Street and West Caswell Street, on the right when traveling south on South Heritage Street. Located in a river overlook park with ample parking space. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kinston NC 28501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Taylor Wood, CSN (within shouting distance of this marker); Cat HoleCSS Neuse (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Town Of Kingston (about 600 feet away); Lenoir County WW I and WW II Memorial (about 600 feet away); Caswell (about 700 feet away); Harmony Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lewis School (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kinston.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 9, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,270 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 9, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.