02/19/12 — Bentonville activities March 17-18

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Bentonville activities March 17-18

By From staff reports
Published in News on February 19, 2012 1:50 AM

FOUR OAKS -- Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site will present a weekend program, March 17-18 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., demonstrating the trauma of wartime injury. The free program entitled "War So Terrible" will offer numerous medical care comparisons of the death and injury surrounding the Civil War to what is now experienced on the battlefields of Afghanistan and Iraq.

Modern day military representatives will be on hand throughout the weekend, along with historic site staff and Civil War re-enactors, to answer questions and showcase the advances in combat medicine, including units from Fort Bragg and Camp Lejeune. An additional program on the evening of March 17, 7-10 p.m., will graphically reflect the hospital care one might experience during the Civil War era. Discretion is advised for younger guests, and the cost to attend is $5.