To mark the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War, we speak with historian and Civil War re-enactor Phillip Brown who is retracing the steps of Confederate Navy Sailor Washington Duke. Duke was a tobacco farmer when he was joined the Confederate army in 1863 or early 1864, due to a shortage of troops. He was captured by Union Forces and imprisoned in Richmond, Virginia. Eventually, he was shipped to New Bern. When the war ended, Duke was released and he walked 135 miles back to his home in Durham, because he didn’t have money or transportation.
This week on the Down East Journal, we talk about the Ghost Walk, which takes place in New Bern this weekend. And, we hear disembodied voices from the past as paranormal investigators present evidence from investigations conducted in eastern North Carolina.