New Bern in Craven County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
New Bern National Cemetery
Honoring the Union Dead
New Bern National Cemetery was established on February 1, 1867. More than 1,000 unknown soldiers are buried in a separate section. Another section contains the graves of more than forty U.S. Colored Troops. New Bern National Cemetery was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1997.
The cemetery contains several notable monuments. The granite 9th New Jersey Infantry Monument was erected by that state in 1905. Union and Confederate veterans, as well as the governors of both states, attended the elaborate dedication ceremony. Massachusetts erected a granite memorial in 1908
(left) Three drummer boys in the 2nd Rhode Island Infantry posed with their drums sometime during the Civil War. Most of the young men like these—both Northern and Southern—who fell in battle were interred in shallow, hastily dug graves with no identification, and in many cases their families never knew exactly what happened to them or where they were buried. After the war, the remains of thousands of Union soldiers were reburied ion national cemeteries, often in graves marked simply “Unknown.” Courtesy Library of Congress
(upper right) Gen. Ambrose Burnside Courtesy Library of Congress
Erected by North Carolina Civil War Trails.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in African Americans • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the National Cemeteries, and the North Carolina Civil War Trails series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1872.
Location. 35° 7.464′ N, 77° 3.114′ W. Marker is in New Bern, North Carolina, in Craven County. Marker is at the intersection of National Avenue and Court Street, on the right when traveling south on National Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1711 National Avenue, New Bern NC 28560, 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. A National Cemetery System (within shouting distance of this marker); Greenwood Cemetery (approx. ¾ mile away); King Solomon Lodge (approx. one mile away); Cedar Grove Cemetery (approx. one mile away); St. Peter's A.M.E. Zion Church (approx. one mile away); William Henry Singleton (approx. 1.1 miles away); Political Duel (approx. 1.1 miles away); New Bern Academy (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Bern.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 7, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 432 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 7, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.