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Civil War ironclad's new home is ready to open

By Associated Press
Published On: Jul 18 2013 06:33:52 AM CDT
KINSTON, LENOIR COUNTY -

The Confederate warship CSS Neuse has a new home in Kinston.
    
State and local officials are scheduled to dedicate a new highway marker for the Civil War-era ironclad on Thursday, and celebrate the opening of the new CSS Neuse Civil War Interpretive Center.
    
After years of being kept outdoors and exposed to the elements, the warship was moved last year to its new location in downtown Kinston.
    
While the interpretive center will be open for guests, it is still under construction and won't be fully completed until mid-2014.
    
The Neuse was built late in the war and only participated in one skirmish in 1865.