Edgecombe Tourism, NC

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Civil War

Civil War Trails
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Civil War Cemeteries
Trails sign located between Calvary Episcopal Church and Howard Memorial Church at the intersection of St. James and St. David streets. Confederate Gen. Dorsey Pender, mortally wounded on the second day at Gettysburg, is buried in the Calvary Episcopal Churchyard. He is joined by dozens of other Confederates in both cemeteries including those who died in area hospitals.
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       Howard Memorial Presbyterian Church         
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             Calvary Episcopal Church             

Princeville African American Museum
Trails sign located in Princeville at 310 Mutual Blvd (Route 258), 1 block north of the intersection of Route 258 and State Highway 33. Sign here tells the story of local African Americans who joined units of the United States Colored Troops and the settlement created by former slaves here.

Potter's Raid Tour
Union cavalry under Gen. Edward E. Potter left their base in New Bern July 18, 1863, on their way to burn the Wilmington and Weldon Railroad bridge at Rocky Mount and disrupt Confederate supply activities in the area. Potter ran into some resistance near Tarboro and on the way back at Contentnea Creek. The raiders returned to New Bern July 23 after destroying supplies and partially burning bridges over creeks and rivers, but the Confederates soon repaired the damage and restored rail service in Rocky Mount by Aug. 1.
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Eastern North Carolina Civil War