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The Confederate gunboat, CSS NEUSE, was scuttled in the Neuse River near Kinston as the Civil War drew to a close in 1865. Local residents raised it in 1963. Allegood discusses early data recorded on the gunboat by Kinston native Bill Rowland and a laser study being performed by the East Carolina University Program in Maritime Studies through a fellowship from the North Carolina Sea Grant Program.
Rainbow Fort, located on the Roanoke River, was built to protect Confederate gunboat projects occurring upstream at Edward's Ferry. Attacked by Union troops in November 1862, Rainbow Fort exists today as an unstudied ditch encompassing a battery.
This article describes the relocation of the Confederate ironclad CSS Neuse from its present home to its permanent one in the nearly completed CSS Neuse Civil War Interpretive Center in Kinston.