The above map of the Battle of Newport Barracks was drawn by Josiah O. Livingston of the 9th Vermont. Livingston was one of three members of the 9th Vermont to later win the Medal of Honor for their actions during the February 2, 1864 battle.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Commemoration of the 147th Anniversary of the Battle of Newport Barracks

Wanted to give this reminder about the ceremony to be held in Newport on February 2. It will take place at the Civil War Trails marker in Newport located at the corner of Main and East Railroad Streets. The purpose of the ceremony is to honor the men of both sides who took part in the largest and bloodiest battle of the Civil War in Carteret County. It will consist of a prayer, a brief program on the battle, the reading of the casualties from the battle, and a wreath laying. It should last no more than 30 to 45 minutes. It is my hope this can become an annual event to honor the sacrifices made in Newport on February 2, 1864. If you can attend please do.

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