05/13/09 — Bentonville to hold living history Saturday

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Bentonville to hold living history Saturday

By News-Argus Staff
Published in News on May 13, 2009 1:46 PM

FOUR OAKS -- Discover how Civil War soldiers lived in camp and what role the enlisted man played in battle during Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site's annual summer living history program, scheduled for Saturday.

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., period-costumed living historians will show how soldiers in this divisive war made meals, maintained their weapons and uniforms, trained for battle, withstood heat and cold, and much more. This free program, open to the public, will also feature musket demonstrations at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m., and artillery firings at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Fought March 19-21, 1865, the Battle of Bentonville was the largest battle ever mounted in North Carolina.

To find the battlefield, go three miles north of Newton Grove on Highway 701 and then three miles east on SR 1008. There are marked exits from both I-95 and I-40. For more information, call (910) 594-0789 or go to the Web page at www.nc historicsites.org/bentonvi/ bentonvi.htm.