Craven County Digital History Exhibit

New Bern, House Occupied by a part of
Co. D, 44th Massachusetts

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Title: New Bern, House occupied by a part of Co. D, 44th Massachusetts.

Creator: Reed, William Garrison

Subject: New Bern (N.C.)
                Pollock Street (New Bern, N.C.)
               Streets--North Carolina--New Bern--Pollock Street

Description: Reed described this house as one of the two houses on Pollock Street occupied by Company D in May 1863. He further stated that this house "was the cook-house, and is typical of all house-servants' quarters in the South. When occupied by soldiers it was kept clean, and whitewash was freely used. Its filthy condition in 1884 caused the 'Expedition' to wonder how Northern-bred white men could ever have been comfortable there. The lot back of the house is now enclosed by a high board fence, and there is a pigsty in one corner. Army regulations are no longer observed on those premises."

Date: October 1884

Type: Image

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

Identifier: XXV.19

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 19 Aug 09.

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