Visiting Civil War replica cannon well-received at battlefield

In late January, the thunderous boom of a “32-pounder” Civil War cannon will resound in the air at Fort Macon in Carteret County.

The cannon, a prize creation of the N.C. Parks Service and Wayne Community College, got a hero’s welcome Wednesday afternoon by a crowd of upward of 75 people at the New Bern Civil War Battlefield.

As part of its journey from Wayne to Carteret County, it stopped by the New Bern Historical Society battlefield, guests of the 7th Co. of North Carolina reenactors, battlefield guides and local Civil War enthusiasts.

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