New Bern Civil War Re-Enactment

By: Brittany Gunter
By: Brittany Gunter

A huge event is taking place in New Bern this weekend and thousands are either participating or watching. It's all part of New Bern's 300th anniversary.

Several hundred Civil War re-enactors participated Saturday to remember March 14th,1862. A day that the Union Army defeated the Confederates.

The re-enactments will go on through Sunday, with many other activities for people and entertainment on the New Bern waterfront all weekend.


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  • by Scarlett Location: winterville on May 9, 2010 at 06:00 PM
    to nyy.. I am assuming by your arrogance and rudeness you are not a local boy. The war is over son,but that doesn't mean we like you any better than we did when we were engaged in combat with you folks. We're just polite to you Yankee foreigners. Its' a southern tradition. We laugh at you behind your backs and smile at you as we take your money.
  • by Balld 1 Location: new bern on May 9, 2010 at 03:35 PM
    This is just a precusor of things to come. IF you are an AMERICAN drop the prefix and sufix.... I dont care where you came from, all our families came from somewhere else. It is ok to be proud of where you came from, but now you are an AMERICAN. You are either AMERICAN OR NOT. The choice is yours....
  • by NJ on May 9, 2010 at 11:32 AM
    the victory brought an end to slavery as way of life for agriculture ... otherwise we would be treating other humans as property
  • by Neo Location: Reality on May 9, 2010 at 06:01 AM
    "NYY", go take a Saturday evening stroll through Detroit, East St Louis, Memphis or closer to home, Goldsboro, Kinston, Williamston or Rocky Mount to see what a wonderful situation your victory brought. You better take more than a few musket balls and plenty of powder.
  • by LB Location: Raleigh on May 9, 2010 at 05:42 AM
    We Southerners may have 'lost' the War of "northern aggression" but we will NEVER forget our history and culture. The men and boys who particpate in these rememberances to honor the men and boys who died 150 years ago represent BOTH Union and Confederates in these reenactments. They often drive hundreds of miles to participate - from both Northern and Southern states. Those who particiate and give their blood, sweat and tears to do this, do this so that our history is NOT rewritten by the revisionists. They do this so that our collective, Northern and Southern, history is never forgotten. And maybe, just maybe, a little education of the general public will take place. Maybe, a spark will be lit and it will inspire someone to go learn some more about the reenacted battle they just witnessed. The Civil War was among the greated tragedies of this county and we cannot discount it even a little bit.
  • by History Location: Greenville on May 9, 2010 at 05:35 AM
    The South was outmatched at this battle as well as many others. The war would have been over sooner if the Yankees used this victory to land thousands more troops in Eastern NC and cut off Lee's supply lines.
  • by Vance on May 9, 2010 at 05:17 AM
    NYY,If it were to really happen today,I grant you it would be an all new ball game.The north has gotten to limp wristed.Go hide under your bed.
  • by NYY on May 8, 2010 at 07:38 PM
    Why do this reenactment, so the Yankees can rub it in your southern faces again?
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