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The Historical Preservation Group is a diverse group of individuals that came together with a common interest  and passion  for the preservation of our history.   With the financial help of Civil War Preservation Trust and several private individuals,  the Historical Preservation Group received their non-profit status June 2002.

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                  Ed Bearss Visits First Battle Kinston Battlefield Park
Ed Bearss, historian emeritus of the National Park Service, is the most well known battlefield guide in America and leads military history tours year-around of the Civil War, American Revolution, American West, and World War I and World War II in Europe. He is acclaimed as one of the stars of Ken Burns's award-winning PBS series, The Civil War. In 1956, he helped locate and raise the ironclad gunboat Cairo, one of the most significant artifacts of the Civil War. He is the author of several books including Hardluck Ironclad: The Sinking and the Salvage of the Cairo; and, with James McPherson, Fields of Honor: Pivotal Battles of the Civil War.

Upon touring Harriet's Chapel, Starr's Battery
 and the Memorial Sites on the Kinston Battlefield,
  Ed Bearss said, "Its remarkable what's here,  I'm impressed."

  First Battle of Kinston
      Battlefield Park

Top Picture: Memorial Site
Where Union forces first broke through the Confederate lines

Left Picture: Harriet's Chapel Site
Used as a defenses position by Confederates and after battle uses as a field hospital by the Union.

Right Picture:  Boardwalk leading to Starr's Battery, Artillery position of Capt. J. Starr

  Looking for a unique place to have a wedding?
  This historic site just may fit the bill.


Memorial Site Plaza on the
 First Battle of Kinston Battlefield

1860's chapel on the
 First Battle of Kinston Battlefield

           For more information contact Jane Phillips   diamondgp@suddenlink.net  diamondgp@suddenlin       


               Under the umbrella of the Historical Preservation Group are:

Lenoir Co. Battlefields Commission

Heritage Genealogical Society

Lenoir Co. Colonial Commission


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