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27995
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The United States District Court was established in New Bern, North Carolina in 1790. Except during the Civil War, federal court has been held in New Bern ever since. Murals and architecture displayed by the Federal Building depict the history and symbolism of New Bern and the United States.
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4437
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The New Bern Preservation Foundation organized in 1972 with the purpose of saving endangered historic buildings. Howlett summarizes the Foundation's preservation projects, the growth and changes in the Foundation, and current preservation projects.
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8109
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In November 1864, Lieutenant Edward J. Bowen, of Company K, 31st North Carolina Infantry Regiment, wrote home to his friend Benjamin F. Brinson, pleading for help in getting his mother food and other items. Brinson includes a copy of the handwritten letter and its transcription and information on the two men.
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27997
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On March 29, 1862, the Reverend William R. G. Mellen, Chaplain of the 24th Massachusetts Regiment stationed in New Bern, wrote a personal letter to a minister friend. Mellen’s letter reflects his dedication to his ministry in time of war, and personal insight into life in New Bern.
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28097
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George Henry White was one of the most important African American political leaders during the last decade of the nineteenth century. White lived in New Bern for almost two decades, during which he was a teacher, principal, prosecutor, politician, and a civic and religious leader.
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28102
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The history of West Street Colored Library in New Bern started in 1936 by six citizens including men and women, both black and white from respected civic, religious, and educational backgrounds. The library prospered and grew until 1973 when it was turned over to the Climbers Club, now called the Charlotte Rhone Cultural Center.
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27900
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The Athens Theatre opened in New Bern in 1911 to accommodate traveling theater troupes, live local productions, concerts and silent movies. After several decades, the theatre entered a serious state of deterioration and closed in 1979. Recent efforts are attempting to repair and restore the theatre to working conditions.
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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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27986
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Emily Wilson is the author of Memories of New Bern. The book is an oral history based on conversations with longtime residents, and captures how the town has changed over a lifetime of memories.
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36143
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The man with a lifelong enthusiasm for flight inspired the naming of a Marine Air Corps station. What is known today familiarly as Cherry Point began its life as Cunningham Field. The WWI veteran, who also fought for marine aviation's establishment, also had this role honored in his induction into the Aviator Hall of Fame in the 1960s. Other honors were a destroyer and two streets in Havelock named for him, as well as burial in the National Cemetery.
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36134
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All Saints Chapel, built in the late 1890s and constructed in the Carpenter Gothic Style, was larger than its exterior suggested. As for other aspects of its appearance, longtime residents recall the exterior as painted white, but research by the author asserted otherwise. In fact, the recent repainting has returned the church to its original color, as well as the color scheme popular during the period in which the church was built.
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3180
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Built by Samuel Chapman around 1790, the Attmore-Oliver House on Broad Street in New Bern was purchased in 1953 for restoration by the New Bern Historical Society. The building now serves as the society's headquarters.
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27920
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The craftsmanship of boat building has a long history in eastern North Carolina. Among the notable craftsmen, Herbert William Barbour started Barbour Boat Works, Inc. in New Bern in 1932. During his time, Barbour produced boats for the military, commercial fishing, and Coast Guard, and ferries for the State of North Carolina.
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27988
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In their new book, The Battle of New Bern, Richard Sauers and Will Gorges present new information and perspectives on the battle and Civil War history. The book offers much greater detail of how the battle was fought, won by Union forces, and the aftermath.
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28101
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Battlefield tour guides from the New Bern Historical Society are preparing a manual which presents the script that will be used by guides in developing their own oral presentations for the five stations along the battlefield tour trail. Included in the manual is detailed background data about the battle, a bibliography, and related resources for further information.