Twenty-two members of Marine Wing Communications Squadron 28 from Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point took a guided tour of the New Bern Battlefield Park on Dec. 4, 2020 to learn about New Bern’s role in its first major engagement in the Civil War.

The unit, known as the Spartans, viewed the fighting positions in the park while hearing tour guide Jon Miller describe how the battle unfolded.

The tour was organized by CWO 3 Christopher Margoupis and the group was led by the squadron commander Lt. Col. Christopher Tsirlis.

Members of Marine Wing Communications Squadron 28 from Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point took a guided tour of the New Bern Battlefield Park on Dec. 4, 2020.

Miller, Battlefield Park Site manager, extended an open invitation to everyone to take advantage of this outdoor learning opportunity. 

If you are looking for an outside experience during these COVID-19 times, or to simply take a break with a walk in the woods, Battlefield Park is an excellent choice.

New Bern Battlefield Park is owned and operated by the New Bern Historical Society. The Park is located about 5 miles south of New Bern, at 300 Battlefield Parkway, just off U.S. Highway 70 at the entrance to the Taberna subdivision.

This Civil War Battle of New Bern site is preserved in its original, natural state. The battlefield is open to the public and features a self-guided tour through the area on carefully placed paths.  For more information, call 252-638-8558 or www.NewBernHistorical.org.

The site is part of New Bern Historical Society, which celebrates and promotes New Bern and its heritage through events and education. 

Offices are located in the historic Attmore-Oliver House at 511 Broad St. in New Bern. For more information, call 252-638-8558 or go www.NewBernHistorical.org or www.facebook.com/NewBernHistoricalSociety.

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