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Battle of Wyse Fork History and Driving Tour Audio

North Carolina Civil War TrailsOver a hundred years ago the thunder heard on the Civil War Battlefields of Lenoir County was that of the firing of muskets and the roar of cannons as they blasted across miles of land.

Today those battlefields are a mixture of farmlands, forest, business sites and lawns. However, the history of the land remains the same exciting story as it has always been; the fighting and struggles of men engaging in battle for what they believed was right and the toll that war took on their lives and our American conscience.Download this podcast and listen to the narrator as you tour the Wyse Fork Battlefield and surrounding area. Vivid descriptions of troop placements and movements bring history alive for you while you visit the sites fought over by Union and Confederate forces.

This podcast is a 15-minute long audio recording in MP3 format you can download and play on your iPod or other MP3 player, or burn to a CD to play in your car as you tour the area.

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Please be alert and drive carefully as you approach each tour site. Don't be a distracted driver.

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Driving Tour PDF (980K)

Battle of Wyse Fork- Hwy 70 East toward New Bern near the community of Wyse Fork

Audio Tour Contents
1 Introduction
2 Tour Stop One
3 The Howard House
4 Tour Stop Two
5 The Mill Pond
6 Tour Stop Three
7 The Cobb House
8 Tour Stop Four
9 Flank Attack
10 Tour Stop Five
11 British Road
12 Tour Stop Six
13 Starr's Battery
14 Tour Stop Seven
15 Union Earthworks
16 Tour Stop Eight
17 Colonel Orr
18 Tour Stop Nine
19 General Hoke's 3rd Day Attack
20 Tour Stop Ten
21 NC Jr. Reserves
22 Tour Stop Eleven
23 Confederate Evacuation Route
24 Tour Stop Tweleve

The audio mp3 file is presented as a single, continuous audio program for maximum compatibility with mp3 payers and audio software. There is a brief pause between tour stop narration. You can pause playback between these segements as you travel between tour stops. The numbered list is provided for your convenience. You may also want to download a copy of the driving tour PDF.

For more information, call (252) 523-2500; (252) 522-0540
Hours: Dawn until dusk
Admission: Free
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