Encompassing nearly eight acres, New Bern National Cemetery was established in 1867 as a final resting place for veterans. Current cemetery grounds were the site of military drills by occupying forces during the Civil War. Once inside the gates, visitors see row after impressive row of matching government standard-issue white marble gravestones, precisely lined. Also on the grounds are Civil War monuments dedicated during the early twentieth century to the fallen of companies of New Jersey, Rhode Island, Connecticut and Massachusetts. The cemetery is the site of a Memorial Day service every year.
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