05/28/10 — Living history set for June 5 at Bentonville

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Living history set for June 5 at Bentonville

By News-Argus Staff
Published in News on May 28, 2010 1:46 PM

FOUR OAKS -- The Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site will hold its summer living history program, "A Day in the Life of a Civil War Soldier," on Saturday, June 5, from 10 until 4 p.m.

Period-costumed living historians from the 18th N.C. Regiment, the 53rd Pennsylvania Regiment and 1st and 11th N.C. regiments will demonstrate how soldiers made meals, maintained their weapons and uniforms, and trained for battle.

A highlight will be musket demonstrations at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Artillery firings of a three-inch cannon will be held at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

The site is located at 5466 Harper House Road, Four Oaks. It is three miles north of Newton Grove on state road 1008. For more information, visit www.nchistoricsites.org/bentonvi/bentonvi.htm or call (910) 594-0789.