In New Bern, North Carolina, a reported Confederate attempt to destroy the city by arson fails
Local newspapers reported that suspected Confederate arsonists made a concerted attempt to burn down the city of New Bern, North Carolina. The area had been in Union hands for some time now and the citizens were able to extinguish the various fires that carefully placed incendiary devices had started in the mid-morning. No injuries were reported. (By John Osborne)
"Rebel Incendiary Attempt to Destroy Newbern, N. C.--The City Set on fire in several places," Boston Herald, April 8, 1865, p. 2.