CSS Neuse/Gov. Richard Caswell Memorial

http://www.nchistoricsites.org/neuse/neuse.htm         Broken link?

At one place in Kinston you can explore the celebrated life of a Revolutionary War officer and governor while viewing the remnants of a Confederate ironclad gunboat from the Civil War.
During the Revolutionary War, Richard Caswell was chosen to be North Carolina's first elected governor and headed the committee that wrote the new state's constitution. He served six one-year terms as governor and 17 years in the colonial assembly.
The CSS Neuse was one of 22 ironclads commissioned by the Confederate Navy. When Union troops occupied Kinston in March 1865, the Neuse was burned by its crew and sunk in the lower Neuse River to avoid its capture.
The state historic site is managed by the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources (www.ncdcr.gov). It is being relocated from Vernon Avenue to larger exhibit facilities on Queen Street, to be finished in 2013.
Events at the Neuse/Caswell site, along with other state historic sites and history museums, are listed at www.ncculture.com.

Address: 2612 W. Vernon Ave./100 N. Queen St.
Kinston, North Carolina  28501
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(252) 522-2091 Wrong number?
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Created 6/20/2014

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