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Bentonville battle event

By From staff reports
Published in News on February 17, 2013 1:50 AM

FOUR OAKS -- An artillery demonstration will be the highlight of the 148th anniversary of the Battle of Bentonville.

The event will be held March 16-17 at the Bentonville Battleground Historic Site.

Two artillery batteries with a total of eight guns with crews from across the state will take part in the program. They will demonstrate the firing procedures of cannons that were commonly used in the Civil War and demonstrate how batteries would have worked together to deliver concentrated firepower on the battlefield. This is one of the largest collections of artillery ever amassed for a living history program at Bentonville Battlefield.

Saturday's program includes a monument dedication to all of the Union soldiers that fought at the Battle of Bentonville March 19-21, 1865. Members of the Sons of Union Veterans will take part in an unveiling ceremony scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday.

Information: 910-594-0789.