Morehead City in Carteret County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
A Favorite Resort Stop
— Burnside Expedition —
In March 1862, as U.S. forces advanced from New Bern to capture Fort Macon, a Confederate detachment from the fort burned anything that would be useful to the Federals, including the turpentine works, the winter quarters at Camp Vance, and the Carolina Hotel. On March 22, Union Gen. John G. Parke's brigade of Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside's Coastal Division occupied Carolina City, where Parke established his headquarters for the siege of Fort Macon. Parke's troops were then ferried across Bogue Sound to a base camp at Hoop Pole Creek for operations against the fort. A rail spur line carried heavy siege guns to
Erected by North Carolina Civil War Trails.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is January 1941.
Location. 34° 43.418′ N, 76° 45.056′ W. Marker is in Morehead City, North Carolina, in Carteret County. Marker can be reached from Arendell Street (U.S. 70), on the right when traveling east. Located at the Morehead City visitor center. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Morehead City NC 28557, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Camp Glenn (about 400 feet away); Siege of Fort Macon (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Carolina City (approx. 0.2 miles away); N.C. State Highway Patrol (approx. ¼ mile away); Fort Macon (approx. 0.7 miles away); Hoop Pole Creek (approx. 1½ miles Hoop Pole Creek: A Coastal Nature Preserve (approx. 1½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Morehead City.
More about this marker. On the lower left is a portrait of Gen. Parke. On the right are a set of sketches. Two of these, drawn by Corporal Joseph E. Shadeck, 8th Connecticut Infantry, show Carolina City and Chimneys of burned Camp Vance. The last sketch, on the lower right, shows Carolina City looking East, spur railroad and town wharf in the distance at the right.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 29, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 982 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 29, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 3. submitted on May 28, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.