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Prior to formation of 1st N.C. Colored Volunteers, about 100 black men were armed to aid Union forces during the siege of Washington in 1863.
After the Civil War, women associations throughout the South sought to gather the Confederate dead from battlefield burial sites and reinter the remains in proper cemeteries, while Confederate monuments were erected in courthouse squares and other…
After Union Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside's army captured Roanoke Island in February 1862, Federal troops occupied New Bern the next month and then secured the undefended town of Washington on March 20. Although several weeks passed with only a few ski…
To commemoratethe 200th Anniversary ofWashington, North CarolinaThe first townin the United Statesto be named forGeneral George Washington
Originally knownas "town at the forks of theTar River." It was settled about1700 and became the centerof …
To protect Confederate supply lines and to gather much-need provisions in eastern North Carolina, Gen. Daniel H. Hill planned demonstrations against Union-occupied New Bern and Washington in March 1863. He acted under orders from Gen. James Longst…
This building which served the thriving shipping industry of early Washington was built in the early 1800's by Jonathan Havens (1744-1828). Its restoration in 1979 was made possible by a gift from Jonathan Havens Moss in memory of the Havens famil…
Secretary of the Navy, 1913-21; Ambassador to Mexico; editor; author. Birthplace stood here.
Congressman, 1899-1921. Chair, Cmte. on Rivers & Harbors; champion of Intracoastal Waterway. Home stood 40 yds. E.
U.S. Comptroller General, 1940-54; Member, U.S. House 1925-40. Sponsor Cape Hatteras National Seashore Act. Lived here.
The first Roman Catholic church in North Carolina. Consecrated, 1829. Burned by Federal troops, 1864. Stood one block east.