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27899
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Major General Lawrence O’Bryan Branch, was one of the South’s most promising military and potential political leaders. As the Civil War progressed, Confederate forces suffered a shortage of officers and Branch was given command of a North Carolina brigade comprising five regiments. After the Battle of New Bern and numerous skirmishes, Branch was killed on the battlefield of Sharpsburg.
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27939
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Major General John D. Foster secured Union troops in New Bern by March 1863, and announced plans for a celebration on the fourteenth to commemorate their victory at New Bern just one year before. Unexpectedly, Major General D.H. Hill, commander of all Confederate troops in North Carolina, attacked New Bern and other Federal positions along the coast.
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Journal of the New Bern Historical Society (NoCar F 264 N5 J66), Vol. 6 Issue 2, Nov 1993, p16-22, map, bibl
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27941
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General Robert E. Lee organized a plan for the Confederate army to attack New Bern on February 1, 1864. The attack plan was assigned to Major General George E. Pickett who successfully led troops to invade the area and execute a diversion.
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23524
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Pitt County native General Allen "Hal" Turnage (1891-1971) the son of William Jason Turnage and Ora Smith, had a distinguished career as a Marine Corps officer. He served as commander of the Third Marine Division during the Bougainville and Guam campaigns in World War II. As a Brigadier General he once was commanded the New River Air Base, Jacksonville, NC.He was buried in Arlington National Cemetery.