06/02/09 — Bentonville living history Saturday

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Bentonville living history Saturday

By News-Argus Staff
Published in News on June 2, 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 on Saturday. The event is free.

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., period-costumed living historians will show how Civil War soldiers made meals; kept their weapons and uniforms in tip-top shape; trained for battle; dealt with heat, cold, rain, ice and snow; and much more. A special highlight of the program will be live musket demonstrations at 10:30 a.m. and at 12:30 and 2:30 p.m., along with dramatic artillery firings at 11:30 a.m. and at 1:30 and 3:30 p.m.

Throughout the day, members of the 1st and 11th North Carolina will be available to explain to visitors what military life was like during the war.

For more information, call (910) 594-0789 or visit http://www.nchistoricsites.org/bentonvi/bentonvi.htm.