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This tablet in memory of theBritish Columbia Indianswho gave their lives in theWorld Wars 1914 · 1918 - 1939 · 1945
During the Civil War, thousands of slaves escaped to U.S. Army lines, and more than thirty African Americans from Edgecombe County enlisted in the 35th, 36th, and 37th U.S. Colored Troops, 14th U.S. Colored Heavy Artillery, and U.S. Navy. After th…
(Preface): On July 18, 1861, Union Gen. Edward E. Potter led infantry and cavalry from New Bern to destroy the Wilmington and Weldon Railroad bridge at Rocky Mount. The Infantry feinted toward Kinston and returned to New Bern. Potter raided Greenv…
St. Paul A.M.E. Zion Church was organizedon the fourth Sunday in March 1866 underthe leadership of George C. Caine. The house of worship was erected on thecorner of St. David and Granville Streetsin 1869. We are grateful to Godfor those who…
Editor "Colonial Records of North Carolina," Confederate colonel, N.C. Secretary of State, 1879-91. His grave is four blocks east.
Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of N.C., 1893-1932; lawyer & writer. Birthplace is one block W.; grave 100 yards S.
Community established here by freed blacks in 1865. Incorporated as Princeville in 1885.
Civil War soldiers and veterans are buried in Calvary Episcopal Churchyard and Old Town Cemetery. Among the fifty Confederates interred in the churchyard are Gen. William Dorsey Pender and Lt. Col. John L. Bridges. In May 1863, Pender led a brigad…
Editor of A.M.E. Zion Church papers; orator; a delegate to Methodist world conference; customs collector of Wilmington. Home stood 3 blks. E.
Represented the state's "Black Second" district, U.S. House, 1897-1901. Last black Southerner in Congress for 72 years.Lived two blocks east.