Sitting at 158 feet long and 34 feet wide, what remains of the CSS Neuse at the CSS Neuse Interpretive Center in Kinston, NC is remarkable. Even more impressive, the ship’s impact on Civil War history in Eastern North Carolina.Read more
One of the things that makes New Bern Battlefield Park in New Bern, NC so unique is just how well preserved it is. Earthen mounds, known as redans, were where Confederate forces held their position as Union forces came into the area.Read more
At the corner of Gordon and Heritage Streets in downtown Kinston lies something extraordinary.
“It’s the only full-scale replica of an ironclad in the world. We’ve got people from overseas coming to Kinston for a variety of reasons. For some, the reason is to see this ironclad,” said David Mooring, the president of the CSS Neuse Foundation.
The replica is a spitting image of the CSS Neuse, a gunboat used by Confederate troops to defend Kinston during the Civil War.Read more