Tarboro in Edgecombe County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Civil War Cemeteries
Buried with Honor
Henry Toole Clark of Tarboro, North Carolina's governor from July 1861 to September 1862, is also buried in Calvary Episcopal Churchyard. He readied the state for war, assembling troops, gathering supplies, making critical alliances, and defending vital ports from early Union attacks.
Construction began in 1859 on Calvary Church, one of the county's most important landmarks, but stopped during the war. The church was consecrated in 1868.
Old Town Cemetery, surrounding Howard Memorial Presbyterian Church was created as a public burying ground in 1790. Union soldiers killed at the Daniel's Schoolhouse engagement in 1863 were buried there until their families claimed the remains after
Erected by North Carolina Civil War Trails.
Marker series. This marker is included in the North Carolina Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 35° 53.925′ N, 77° 31.882′ W. Marker is in Tarboro, North Carolina, in Edgecombe County. Marker is at the intersection of East St. James Street and St. David Street, on the right when traveling east on East St. James Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tarboro NC 27886, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Joseph Blount Chesire, Jr. (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Paul A.M.E. Zion Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); John C. Dancy (approx. 0.2 miles away); W.D. Pender (approx. 0.2 miles away); W.L. Saunders Henry T. Clark (approx. 0.2 miles away); George H. White (approx. ¼ mile away); U.S.S. Maine Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tarboro.
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1. Major General William Dorsey Pender- Angelfire entry. ...at twenty-nine was the youngest and the fastest-rising major general in the Army of Northern Virginia at Gettysburg...been placed at the head of "Powell" Hill's old Light Division, one of the two best divisions in the army. (Submitted on August 2, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
2. William Dorsey Pender grave, (and photo)- Find a Grave entry. Pender received a shrapnel wound in the leg. The leg became infected as he was being transported to Staunton, Virginia, which resulted in being amputated there, and he died subsequent to the operation, on July 18, 1863. (Submitted on August 2, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
3. The Battle of Big Bethel, From Wikipedia. was one of the earliest land battles of the American Civil War after the surrender of Fort Sumter. The battle between Union Army and Confederate States Army forces on June 10, 1861 took place in Hampton and York County, Virginia, (Submitted on August 2, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
4. Henry Toole Clark - NCpedia entry. ...was the second of three chief executives to serve North Carolina during the Civil War. (Submitted on August 2, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
5. C.S.S. Beaufort. built at Wilmington, Del., in 1854, as CALEDONIA. After North Carolina seceded, was turned over to the Confederate States Navy (Submitted on August 2, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
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