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There used to be Civil War breastworks surrounding Greenville along the hillside along what is now Reade Circle. The building of the Flanagan Sylvan Amphitheater in 1956 and the building of the high rise dormitories in the late 1960’s pretty much destroyed what was left of the breastworks on the ECU campus. Kammerer gives Civil War accounts of the building of breastworks along the Tar River. There was breastwork fort built in 1863 above Greenville known as “Blue Banks.” Over the years numerous artifacts had been found in the breastworks around Greenville.