Several hundred Civil War re-enactors will embark on New Bern this weekend to remember one of the city's most devastating days in 1862.
Two naval and infantry bombardments are scheduled for Saturday at the city's Union Point Park.
The Union victory at the battleground east of town left New Bern under occupation for the remainder of the war.
There will be a re-enactment at noon and 7 P.M. Saturday.
The Alfred Cunningham bridge will be closed to vehicles and open to spectators.
On Sunday during a memorial service, troops will jointly lay a wreath on the waters of the Neuse.