Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Lots of Civil War Navy Goings On in North Carolina
The remains of the Confederate ironclad CSS Neuse are scheduled to be moved from the current site to a new location in downtown Kinston, NC this Saturday, June 23. This move is a long time in coming and will place the hull in a climate controlled facility after many years of being displayed in an open air shelter. The latest details can be found in this article from the Kinston Free Press. You can also visit the new CSS Neuse landing page put up by the NC Department of Cultural Resources last week. The other event happening in North Carolina this month revolves around the 50th anniversary of the recovery of artifacts from the blockade runner Modern Greece. The collection represents one of the most extensive collections of artifacts from a blockade runner. For more info see the web page dedicated to the Modern Greece.