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for Journal of the New Bern Historical Society Vol. 17 Issue 1, May 2004
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The Christ Church was established in New Bern in 1750. Newspapers and written accounts of soldiers tell the history of Christ Church during the Civil War. Despite a devastating fire, conflict, and different philosophies, Christ Church provided uninterrupted service to both northern and southern attendees.
As the Atlantic and North Carolina Railroad began to foster hope for economic revitalization, General Ambrose Burnside and his Union troops invaded eastern North Carolina and captured New Bern. The military deprived the railroad of its former vitality and the railroad became neglected.
The New Bern Historical Society obtained a booklet on the yellow fever epidemic, written by W. S. Benjamin in 1864. Benjamin wrote details about victims of the epidemic, including their location, treatment, how they felt and coped with the fever, and how they died.