Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Civil War USCT Recruits in New Bern, North Carolina

An interesting discovery while searching for USCT: New Bern Enlistments
Ferries, ferries, ferries...

It has been a long and difficult search to discover anything new about the location of ferries from the South Side of Neuse River to New Bern in 1853. I have found several mentions, but nothing very specific...

However, in the process of working on creating a listing of all the soldiers who enlisted in New Bern for the United States Colored Troops in 1864, I came across the following video which I think you might find very interesting.

One of the interviewers, Bernard George, is a member of my husband's family tree: his 3rd cousin. Their mutual relation was Theophilus George, the father of both Martha Ann George and James George. James was the youngest child born to Theophilus' first wife, Mary Elizabeth Morris in 1846, while my husband's great grandmother Martha Ann was the oldest child born to Theophilus' second wife, Sarah Harkley, in 1849.

I invite you to take a look at this video and absorb some of the interesting connections which still remain to our not so distant past....

The NEWBERNIAN: Meet Luke Martin
by JTrodgers Productions, April 2012

The following video is the sequel to this, 
New Bern's 
Civil War Veteran's Recognition Event.
The contingent then proceeds to three cemeteries for wreath laying.
Follow the Color Guard to:
  1. The Confederate Memorial at Cedar Grove Cemetery. Then, proceed across George Street to
  2. Greenwood Cemetery, where 5 USCT troops are buried, and then out National Avenue to
  3. The National Cemetery, where both white Union and USCT troops are buried, including Luke P. Martin, Sr. of the USCT 35th Infantry.

The NEWBERNIAN: lukemartinUtube
by Deborah Morefield, June 23, 2012

1 comment:

  1. What a great video! Thank you so much for sharing. Luke Martin is a gem.