New Bern National Cemetery

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New Bern National Cemetery
U.S. National Cemetery-New Bern.jpg
New Bern National Cemetery is located in North Carolina
New Bern National Cemetery
Location 1711 National Ave., New Bern, North Carolina
Coordinates 35°7′25″N 77°3′12″W / 35.12361°N 77.05333°W / 35.12361; -77.05333Coordinates: 35°7′25″N 77°3′12″W / 35.12361°N 77.05333°W / 35.12361; -77.05333
Area 7.7 acres (3.1 ha)
Built 1867 (1867)
Architectural style Bungalow/craftsman
Governing body Federal
MPS Civil War Era National Cemeteries MPS
NRHP Reference # 97000023[1]
Added to NRHP January 31, 1997

New Bern National Cemetery is a United States National Cemetery located in the city of New Bern, in Craven County, North Carolina. It encompasses 7.7 acres (3.1 ha), and as of the end of 2005, had 7,517 interments. It is currently closed to new interments.

History[edit]

First established on February 1, 1867, New Bern National Cemetery was initially used to reinter remains from the numerous battlefield cemeteries around the area, including nearly 1,000 unknown soldiers and the remains of Union soldiers who died at the Battle of New Bern.[2]

New Bern National Cemetery was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1997.[1]

Notable monuments[edit]

  • The New Jersey Monument, a granite monument erected in 1905.
  • The Massachusetts Monument, a granite monument erected in 1908.
  • The Connecticut Monument, erected in 1908.
  • The Rhode Island Monument, a granite monument with a bronze statue on it, dedicated in 1908.

Notable interments[edit]

  • Samuel P. Range, Died 4/23/1864 Fought in Battle of New Bern.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ Gjore J. Mol1enhoff (March 1984). "New Bern National Cemetery" (pdf). National Register of Historic Places - Nomination and Inventory. North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office. Retrieved 2014-08-01. 

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