The 26th NC recently completed the fund-raising for its seventh such banner and, has begun work on its next preservation project, a state flag of the 33rd Regiment North Carolina Troops. This flag, an early war wool bunting state flag, was captured along with the Regimental Commander and 150 of his men at the Battle of New Bern on March 14, 1862. It was returned to the State of North Carolina and the Hall of History on October 14, 1917.
As a member of the Civil War Trust (www.civilwar.org) I have been working over the last week to save land that the Battle of New Berne was fought over on March 14th, 1862. The New Berne Historical Society has saved roughly around 26 Acres over the last decade and has restored that land into a park for the New Berne Battlefield. There is more land though that is of great importance and is in danger of being developed into a Hyundai dealership within the next few months.
I am asking anyone with the time and interest to please call the Civil War Trust and talk to Tom Gilmore who is in charge of the Real Estate for the Civil War Trust. I have already began talking and working with Tom on getting the details to him on the tract of land in which is in danger. Once this tract can be saved I am planning to work with the Civil War Trust, New Bern Historical Society, and our community on preserving the remaining Confederate Entrenchments from the Battle of New Berne. Please send this message to anyone you know of interest in Battlefield Preservation. Thanks.
Timothy Lee Norman
Civil War Trust