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“With few exceptions the [Civil War] years passed without significant outbreaks. [One] epidemic, carried in by blockade runners, struck Wilmington, North Carolina, in 1862, taking almost 450 lives…An 1863 yellow fever attack on the Union army at New Bern was the worst; 700 soldiers lost their lives.” — From “Yellow Jack: How Yellow Fever Ravaged […]

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Not to disparage the wide range of merch offered at http://www.newbern300store.com/index.html, but New Bern’s 300th anniversary commemorative medallions, tote bags, T-shirts, shot glasses and can koozies surely pale in comparison with this colorful celluloid badge (click to enlarge) from┬áthe city’s 200th anniversary celebration.

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