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Confederate shipyard and outfitting station which completed the ironclad steam sloop Raleigh in 1863. Site is three blocks west.

Est. by African American landowners, here, during segregation. Until 1962 was destination for Black families. Offered dining, lodging, and recreation.

African American pastor, Central Baptist Church, 1897-1898, nearby. Was community leader. Wrote key eyewitness account of 1898 Wilmington Coup.

Was enslaved Bellamy plasterer. Escaped 1862 and joined Union navy. Kept detailed war diary. Lived 2 blocks north.

Armed white mob met at armory here, Nov. 10, 1898. Marched six blocks and burned office of Daily Record, black-owned newspaper. Violence left untold numbers of African Americans dead. Led to overthrow of city government & installation of coup leader as mayor. Was part of a statewide political campaign based on calls for white supremacy and the exploitation of racial prejudice.

Early surfing activity organized on beaches near here in 1909 by B.H. Bridgers & others.

Major rail line serving Southeast, 1900-67. Led by Wilmington’s C. M. Davis, 1942-57. Offices till 1960 were 3 blks. W.

Former slave. Freedom fighter; Union recruiter and spy; legislator. Led a delegation that met President Lincoln, 1864. Lived one block east.

Blockade runner. Ran aground and sank 400 yds. E., June 1862. Its salvage 1962 led state to open an underwater archaeology office.

Black soldiers & white officers in Union army, 1863-1865. About 500 involved in Wilmington campaign buried here.