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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Kinston

 
Clickable Map of Lenoir County, North Carolina and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Lenoir County, NC (44) Craven County, NC (56) Duplin County, NC (9) Greene County, NC (9) Jones County, NC (1) Pitt County, NC (21) Wayne County, NC (32)  LenoirCounty(44) Lenoir County (44)  CravenCounty(56) Craven County (56)  DuplinCounty(9) Duplin County (9)  GreeneCounty(9) Greene County (9)  JonesCounty(1) Jones County (1)  PittCounty(21) Pitt County (21)  WayneCounty(32) Wayne County (32)
Kinston, North Carolina and Vicinity
    Lenoir County (44)
    Craven County (56)
    Duplin County (9)
    Greene County (9)
    Jones County (1)
    Pitt County (21)
    Wayne County (32)
 
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1North Carolina (Lenoir County), Kinston — Battle of KinstonFoster's Position on Southwest Creek — Foster's Raid —
The yellow sidebar in the upper left provides a brief background: Late in 1862, Union Gen. John G. Foster’s garrison was well entrenched in New Bern and made several incursions into the countryside. On December 11, Foster led a raid from New . . . — Map (db m23655) HM
2North Carolina (Lenoir County), Kinston — Battle of KinstonConfederates Retreat Across Jones Bridge — Foster's Raid —
(Preface): Late in 1862, Union Gen. John G. Foster's garrison was well entrenched in New Bern and made several incursions into the countryside. On December 11, Foster led a raid from New Bern to burn the Wilmington and Weldon Railroad Bridge . . . — Map (db m30526) HM
3North Carolina (Lenoir County), Kinston — Battle of KinstonFederals Turn the Confederate Flank — Foster's Raid —
(Preface): Late in 1862, Union Gen. John G. Foster's garrison was well entrenched in New Bern and made several incursions into the countryside. On December 11, Foster led a raid from New Bern to burn the Wilmington and Weldon Railroad Bridge . . . — Map (db m30529) HM
4North Carolina (Lenoir County), Kinston — Battle of Wyse ForkLast Mass Capture of Union Troops — Carolinas Campaign —
The yellow sidebar in the upper left of the marker provides a brief synopsis of the Carolinas Campaign. It states: The Carolinas Campaign began on February 1, 1865, when Union Gen. William T. Sherman led his army north from Savannah, . . . — Map (db m23802) HM
5North Carolina (Lenoir County), Kinston — Battle of Wyse ForkHoke's Attacks — Carolinas Campaign —
The yellow sidebar in the upper left of the marker provides a brief synopsis of the Carolinas Campaign. It states: The Carolinas Campaign began on February 1, 1865, when Union Gen. William T. Sherman led his army north from Savannah, . . . — Map (db m23811) HM
6North Carolina (Lenoir County), Kinston — Caring for the WoundedHarriet's Chapel Battlefield Park — Battle of Kinston Military Park —
As the fighting surged past the church and the battle moves into Kinston, surgeons of both armies began the task of caring for the wounded. Harriet’s Chapel became a refuge and men from both sides found care at the church. The fighting around . . . — Map (db m70424) HM
7North Carolina (Lenoir County), Kinston — Caswell
(West face) The people of N.C. have erected this monument in remembrance of the eminent services of Richard Caswell The first Governor under a free constitution (South face) He was called to the Head of . . . — Map (db m68942) HM
8North Carolina (Lenoir County), Kinston — Cat HoleFinishing CSS Neuse
The Confederate ironclad ram Neuse was constructed at Whitehall (present-day Seven Springs) beginning in October 1862. In March 1863, having survived Union Gen. John G. Foster's raid and the engagement at Whitehall the pervious December, . . . — Map (db m30533) HM
9North Carolina (Lenoir County), Kinston — Confederate HeadquartersBragg's Command Post
At this location was the site of the Howard House, used as Confederate Headquarters during the Battle of Wyse Fork, March 8-10, 1865. General Braxton Bragg commanded the Confederate Army that was composed of the forces of Major General D.H. Hill and . . . — Map (db m23745) HM
10North Carolina (Lenoir County), Kinston — CSS NeuseThe Story of CSS Neuse
The Confederate ironclad ram Neuse was constructed at Whitehall (present-day Seven Springs) beginning in October 1862. The unfinished hull survived the fighting there during Union Gen. John G. Foster's raid in December of 1863. It was docked . . . — Map (db m153658) HM
11North Carolina (Lenoir County), Kinston — F 15 — CSS Neuse
Confederate ironclad, built at Whitehall and floated down the Neuse. Grounded and burned by Confederates in 1865. Remains one block N. — Map (db m70451) HM
12North Carolina (Lenoir County), Kinston — CSS Neuse Confederate Ironclad Gunboat
(Front): Moored near the King Street Bridge, the Confederate States Ship Neuse, and ironclad gunboat, was outfitted in Kinston in late 1863 and early 1864. (Left): An April 1864 attempt to take her downriver in a concerted . . . — Map (db m30538) HM
13North Carolina (Lenoir County), Kinston — Fighting at Harriet's ChapelHarriet's Chapel Battlefield Park — Battle of Kinston Military Park —
On December 14, Union troops overwhelmed the Confederate line at Harriet’s Chapel. After making a determined stand, the outnumbered Confederates withdrew, fighting as they pulled back toward Jones Bridge. Union Gen. Henry Wessells spent hours . . . — Map (db m70416) HM
14North Carolina (Lenoir County), Kinston — First Battle of KinstonHarriet's Chapel — Foster's Raid —
The yellow sidebar in the upper left provides a brief background: Late in 1862, Union Gen. John G. Foster’s garrison was well entrenched in New Bern and made several incursions into the countryside. On December 11, Foster led a raid from New . . . — Map (db m23656) HM
15North Carolina (Lenoir County), Kinston — F 20 — Foster's Raid
On a raid from New Bern to Goldsboro, the Union troops led by Gen. J.G. Foster passed through Kinston, Dec. 14, 1862. — Map (db m30522) HM
16North Carolina (Lenoir County), Kinston — Grave of Richard Caswell
South of this tablet, 166 yards, is the grave of Richard Caswell, the first Governor of North Carolina, as an independent state. "I will most cheerfully join any of my countrymen, even as a rank and file man, and whilst I have blood in my veins . . . — Map (db m30488) HM
17North Carolina (Lenoir County), Kinston — F-49 — Harmony Hall
Office of Secretary of State during Revolution. Later owned by Richard Caswell & sons. Altered in nineteenth century. — Map (db m66406) HM
18North Carolina (Lenoir County), Kinston — John Taylor Wood, CSNAnd the Sinking of the USS Underwriter
In January 1864, General Robert E. Lee wrote to Confederate President Jefferson Davis that "a bold party" could descend the Neuse River to New Bern at night, capture Federal gunboats and use them to assist an assault on Union-held New Bern by a . . . — Map (db m30537) HM
19North Carolina (Lenoir County), Kinston — Kinston Battlefield ParkHarriet's Chapel and Starr's Battery Site
This site was the center of the Confederate’s final line of defense during the Dec. 13-14, 1862 Battle of Kinston. It occurred as Union General John G. Foster’s Division was enroute from New Bern to Goldsboro to destroy the Wilmington-Weldon . . . — Map (db m70408) HM
20North Carolina (Lenoir County), Kinston — Kinston Hangings
In February 1864, in this vicinity, 22 white soldiers from the Kinston area were hanged in three groups by Confederate authorities. The executed men had been captured while serving in the Union army by troops under the command of Maj. General E. . . . — Map (db m154885) HM
21North Carolina (Lenoir County), Kinston — Lenoir County Confederate Memorial1861 - 1865
. . . — Map (db m153662) WM
22North Carolina (Lenoir County), Kinston — Lenoir County WW I and WW II Memorial
(center) 1917 - 1918 1941 - 1945 In grateful tribute toward the living and the dead, who through their valiant efforts and bitter sacrifice have made America great, is this shrine so nobly dedicated. . . . — Map (db m68282) HM
23North Carolina (Lenoir County), Kinston — F-28 — Lewis School
A coeducational private school, conducted by Dr. and Mrs. Richard Henry Lewis, opened in 1877 and closed in 1902, was in this house. — Map (db m67138) HM
24North Carolina (Lenoir County), Kinston — Moving the CSS NeuseA Question of Wood and Time
When asked by superiors about the completion of the Confederate ironclad being built on the Neuse River upstream from New Bern, Gen. John Peck of the Union army stated, "Hitherto it has been a question of iron and time." Paraphrasing the general, . . . — Map (db m33849) HM
25North Carolina (Lenoir County), Kinston — North CarolinaCivil War Trails
North Carolina's Civil War stories are as diverse as its landscape. The Outer Banks and coastal rivers saw action early in the war, as Union forces occupied the region. Stories abound of naval battles, blockade running, Federal raids, and the . . . — Map (db m30518) HM
26North Carolina (Lenoir County), Kinston — F 15 — Ram Neuse
Confederate Ironclad, built at Whitehall and floated down the Neuse. Grounded and burned by Confederates in 1865. Remains are 250 yds. S. — Map (db m30420) HM
27North Carolina (Lenoir County), Kinston — F 2 — Richard Caswell
First Governor of the state, 1776. Revolutionary statesman and soldier. Grave 166 yards south. — Map (db m30486) HM
28North Carolina (Lenoir County), Kinston — Starr's BatteryHarriet's Chapel Battlefield Park — Battle of Kinston Military Park —
In front of you is the position held by Capt. Joseph B. Starr’s Battery. Starr’s Battery defended this position against the Union advance on December 14. Finally, his ammunition exhausted, Starr withdrew across the Neuse River. Capt. Starr had . . . — Map (db m70441) HM
29North Carolina (Lenoir County), Kinston — The Action in the SwampHarriet's Chapel Battlefield Park — Battle of Kinston Military Park —
A large swamp separated the advancing Union army and the Confederate defenders one-half mile north. Described by one Union soldier as, “difficult to cross, and densely covered with a growth of small trees and pine,” the swamp . . . — Map (db m70438) HM
30North Carolina (Lenoir County), Kinston — The Center of the Confederate LineHarriet's Chapel Battlefield Park — Battle of Kinston Military Park —
Harriet’s Chapel stood in the center of the Confederate line. A heavily wooded wetland stood in front of the line. Behind it was the Neuse River. Three regiments of infantry and two batteries of artillery held this portion of the Confederate line. . . . — Map (db m70436) HM
31North Carolina (Lenoir County), Kinston — The Confederate Defenses of KinstonHarriet's Chapel Battlefield Park — Battle of Kinston Military Park —
Confederate engineers built fortifications around Kinston and along the approaches from New Bern. You can see a portion of these earthworks from the boardwalk. This line of earthworks originally straddled the road to Jones Bridge, which was near the . . . — Map (db m70426) HM
32North Carolina (Lenoir County), Kinston — The Night of December 13, 1862Harriet's Chapel Battlefield Park — Battle of Kinston Military Park —
After the fighting near Southwest Creek, the Confederates withdrew toward Kinston. Marching north, they crossed a creek and waded through the frigid swamp. Many cold, wet soldiers spent a miserable night at Harriet’s Chapel. The Confederate . . . — Map (db m70410) HM
33North Carolina (Lenoir County), Kinston — The Site of Harriet's ChapelHarriet's Chapel Battlefield Park — Battle of Kinston Military Park —
Harriet’s Chapel saw some of the most intense fighting of the Battle of Kinston. In 2010, Historical Preservation Group moved this building, once New Beaverdam Primitive Baptist Church, to this site to interpret Harriet’s Chapel’s role in the . . . — Map (db m70418) HM
34North Carolina (Lenoir County), Kinston — The Town Of Kingston
To Commemorate The Establishment Of The Town Of Kingston In 1762 And To Honor Its First Trustees Francis McLewean - Richard Casewell Simon Bright, Jr, - John Shine David Gordon —— This tablet is placed by the . . . — Map (db m68738) HM
35North Carolina (Lenoir County), Kinston — The Union ArtilleryHarriet's Chapel Battlefield Park — Battle of Kinston Military Park —
Twenty-four guns of the 3rd New York Artillery supported Gen. Wessells’ infantry as they advanced through the swamp toward the Confederate line. The overwhelming firepower of Union infantry and artillery eventually forced the Confederates to abandon . . . — Map (db m70439) HM
36North Carolina (Lenoir County), Kinston — Wessells' Advance—December 14, 1862Harriet's Chapel Battlefield Park — Battle of Kinston Military Park —
Gen. John Gray Foster’s long blue line slowly marched north from Southwest Creek toward the Confederate line. The Confederates, behind a formidable line of earthworks protected by a swamp in their front, braced for the Union assault. Gen. Henry . . . — Map (db m70434) HM
37North Carolina (Lenoir County), Kinston — F 40 — Wheat Swamp Church
Disciples of Christ since 1843. Organized about 1760 as Free Will Baptist. Part of present church built in 1858. One mile northwest. — Map (db m31205) HM
 
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