Craven County Digital History Exhibit

New Bern, Headquarters of the 44th Massachusetts

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Title: New Bern, Headquarters of the 44th Massachusetts

Creator: Reed, William Garrison

Subject: New Bern (N.C.)
                Taylor, Isaac--Homes and haunts
                Craven Street (New Bern, N.C.)
               Streets--North Carolina--New Bern--Craven Street--200 Block

Description: Image of the Isaac Taylor House (currently 228 Craven Street). The house was built ca. 1792 by merchant, ship owner and planter, Isaac Taylor. Taylor (1762-1841) emigrated to North Carolina from Scotland. He married Hannah Justice in November 1792. During the Civil War, several Union regiments used the house as headquarters, including the 44th and 45th Massachusetts. [See John Green III, A New Bern Album (New Bern: Tryon Palace Commission, 1985), p. 50 and Peter Sandbeck, Architectural History of New Bern and Craven County (New Bern: Tryon Palace Commission, 1988), pp. 326-328.]

Date: October 1884

Type: Image

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

Identifier: XXV.15

Source: Donated by William Garrison Reed, 1926.

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

Coverage: New Bern (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 21 Aug 18.

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