CSS Ironclad Gunboat "Neuse", Kinston
The square block marker stands approximately four feet tall in total with inscriptions on all four
sides and stands on a two piece square base. It marks the spot near which the Confederate
Ironclad CSS Neuse was scuttled in 1865. The simple maker top and both base pieces have
beveled shoulders. The larger upper base piece has CSS NEUSE incised into a recessed cutout on
Images: Far-off view | Left side | Back side | Right side
Front: CSS NEUSE / CONFEDERATE / IRONCLAD / BOAT / MOORED NEAR THE KING / STREET
BRIDGE, THE / CONFEDERATE STATES / SHIP, NEUSE, AN IRONCLAD / GUNBOAT, WAS FITTED /
IN KINSTON IN LATE 1863 / AND EARLY 1864.
Front base: CSS NEUSE
Left side: AN APRIL 1864 ATTEMPT / TO TAKE HER DOWNRIVER / IN A CONCERTED ATTACK / ON NEW BERN FAILED.
Back side: THE CSS NEUSE WAS / SCUTTLED TO PREVENT / CAPTURE BY UNION FORCES / ON MARCH 12, 1865 / APPROXIMATELY ONE / QUARTER MILE DOWNSTREAM / FROM THIS LOCATION.
Right side: THE SHIP REMAINED ON / THE RIVER BOTTOM UNTIL / HER RECOVERY IN 1963.
City of Kinston
35.259510 , -77.583010 View in Geobrowse
The burned out hull remnants of the CSS Neuse may be viewed at the CSS Neuse State Historic Site at 100 N Queen Street in Kinston, N.C.
A small park at Centennial Corner occupies a long narrow tree lined strip of land overlooking the Neuse River. The Centennial Corner is located at the corner of King and Herritage Streets in Kinston, NC. The CSS Neuse marker is to the right of the Kinston Time Capsule and Benches memorial complex. Centennial Corner is part of Tiffany West Park where the Korean/Vietnam War Memorial is visible a short distance away. A Walk of Honor also passes through the park and a short distance down Herritage Street is a full-size replica of the CSS Neuse Civil War.
Season plants and bushes surround the marker.