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Walk in the footprints of history

Lenoir County Civil War SesquicentenialIn 2011, Kinston-Lenoir County will begin our commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of the American Civil War. For the next five years, special events and programs will be added to the VisitKinston website and calendar, offering a glimpse into the lives of those who lived, fought, and struggled here during the American Civil War. We invite you to discover Kinston's rich history as you embark on tours of our battlefields, museums, and gunboats.

In March 2011, Kinston will have the opening commemorative weekend and in April 2012, Kinston will elevate the commemoration to honor the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Kinston. We invite you to join us each year to recognize the Sacrifices, Freedom, and Memory by telling the stories of …

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  • African Americans…
  • Soldiers and Sailors…
  • Wives…
  • Mothers and Children

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