Craven County Digital History Exhibit

White Hall Where the Confederate Gunboat Lay

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Title: White Hall where the Confederate Gunboat Lay

Creator: Reed, William Garrison

Subject: Seven Springs (N.C.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
                Neuse River (N.C.)

Description: Image of the Neuse River at White Hall (now Seven Springs), N.C., where the C.S.S. Neuse was built. Reed describes the picture further, when he states, "Whitehall, the River Bank where the Confederates were building the Gunboat.--The 'Iron Clad' was in process of construction on the bank between the bridge and the clump of bushes to the right. At the time of the battle ineffectual attempts were made to set fire to the craft, and the Artillery also attempted to destroy it with shells. After the Union forces retired, all damage was repaired and the boat launched. As she drew fourteen feet, and there was but eight feet of water on the bar at Kinston, she never fulfilled the hopes of the builders."

Date: October 1884

Type: Image

Format: 7-13/16x6 inches (199x150 mm)

Identifier: XXV.5

Source: Donated by William Garrison Reed, 1926.

Relation: One image from a collection of 48 images in a photo album.

Coverage: Seven Springs (N.C.)

Rights: Permission to use this photograph must be obtained from the New Bern-Craven County Public Library, 400 Johnson Street, New Bern, NC 28560. Must cite as: William Garrison Reed Photo Album, New Bern-Craven County Public Library.


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Images scanned and text prepared by Victor T. Jones, Jr.

This page last edited on 19 Aug 09.

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