New Bern in Craven County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Battle of New Bern
The above map is self-explanatory. For a detailed account of the battle please read the large map-marker "Battle of New Bern" on Us. Highway 17 at New Bern, 5¼ west of this road. The Croatan Earthwork, an extensive fortification not used during the battle, can be seen 6-3/10 miles southeast on this highway. Here, extensive earthworks can be seen on both sides of the highway in a direct line with this marker.
Troops engaged in the Battle of New Bern:
Union: Major General Ambrose Burnside - commanding Division.
Brigadier General John G. Parke's Brigade
4th and 5th R.I. Inf.; 8th and 11th Conn. Inf.
Brigadier General Jesse L. Reno's Brigade
21st Mass., 51st N.Y., 9th N.J., and 51st Pa. Inf.
Brigadier General John G. Foster's Brigade
23rd, 24th, 25th, and 27th Mass. and 10th Conn. Inf.
Confederate: Brigadier General Lawrence O'B. Branch - commanding Brigade
7th, 26th, 27th, 28th, 33rd, 35th, and 37th N.C. Inf.; 19th N.C. Regt. (1st Cavalry); Captain Thomas H. Brem's and Captain A.C. Latham's artillery batteries.
Confederates in Fort Thompson: Captain John N. Whitford's
(The men in the other Confederate forts did not directly participate in the battle).
Erected 1962 by Archives and Highway Departments, Confederate Centennial Commission. (Marker Number CC-2.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and Castles • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the North Carolina Division of Archives and History series list.
Location. 35° 2.862′ N, 77° 0.929′ W. Marker is in New Bern, North Carolina, in Craven County. Marker can be reached from Battlefield Parkway south of Taberna Way, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 Battlefield Parkway, New Bern NC 28562, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. New Bern Battlefield Park (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Battle of New Bern (approx. ¼ mile away); Fort Point (approx. 2.4 miles away); James City (approx. 2.8 miles away); Richard Dobbs Spaight (approx. 2.8 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of New Bern (approx. 4.1 miles away); USRC Diligence U.S.C.G.C. Pamlico (approx. 4.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Bern.
Also see . . .
1. New Bern Battlefield Park. New Bern Historical Society (Submitted on September 9, 2014.)
2. NC Markers page. (Submitted on July 4, 2019, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 4, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 9, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 653 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on September 9, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. 2. submitted on September 9, 2014. 3, 4. submitted on September 9, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.