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for Journal of the New Bern Historical Society Vol. 3 Issue 2, Nov 1990
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The oldest church building in New Bern is First Presbyterian Church on New Street. The church was designed and built by Uriah Sandy. The cornerstone was laid on June 9, 1819.
The Union Army’s success in capturing New Bern in 1862 involved famous military men such as General Ambrose Burnside. The Confederate general presiding over the troop for this famous battle was Lawrence Branch. The latter, though perhaps lesser known in history books, was celebrated as equally important through the CSA monument in Cedar Grove Cemetery.
This Civil War general may be better known for his popularization of this aspect of male hairstyle. The profile, however, focused more on his military career. Among the highlights were his role in the capturing of New Bern, known familiarly as the Battle of 1862.
The success of this industry the past two centuries could be attributed to the beauty and accessibility of this region, made possible through several types of local endeavors. Societies such as New Bern Historic Society and the town’s five museums preserve its cultural significance. Businesses such as Swiss Bear, Inc. promoted revitalization of its downtown economy. Events included Tryon Palace tours and annual Historic Homes and Gardens Tour.
The portrait of New Bern’s Simmons-Nott Airport included the life of Senator Furnifold Simmons, that the airport was originally to be named for. Also profiled was Lt. Joel B. Nott, who perished upon his aircraft’s crashing during the dedication day aerial demonstration.