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°07′25″N 77°03′11″W / 35.12361°N 77.05306°W / 35.12361; -77.05306Coordinates: 35°07′25″N 77°03′11″W / 35.12361°N 77.05306°W / 35.12361; -77.05306
Area 7.7 acres (3.1 ha)
Built 1867 (1867)
Architectural style Bungalow/craftsman
Governing body U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs
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. Administered by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, 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 9th New Jersey Infantry Monument, a granite monument erected in 1905[3]
  • The Massachusetts Civil War Monument, a granite monument erected in 1908[4]
  • The 15th Connecticut Infantry Monument, erected in 1908[5]
  • The Rhode Island Civil War Monument, a granite monument with a bronze statue on it, dedicated in 1908[6]

Notable interments[edit]

  • David Heaton (1823–1870), attorney, politician, and US Representative

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ Gjore J. Mollenhoff (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. 
  3. ^ 9th New Jersey Infantry Monument at Find a Grave
  4. ^ Massachusetts Civil War Monument at Find a Grave
  5. ^ 15th Connecticut Infantry Monument at Find a Grave
  6. ^ Rhode Island Civil War Monument at Find a Grave

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