Women of War at Bentonville Battlefield

Women and the roles they played during wars throughout history will be the topic of the “Women of War” program Saturday at Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site near Four Oaks.

A historical program on the role of women during wartimes will be held this weekend at Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site.

“Women of War” will take place on Saturday at 10 a.m.

It brings to light female involvement during times of conflict, in such roles as laundress, nurse, farm worker and those serving in the military from the American Revolution through World War II.

As a “She Changed the World” event, the program will highlight the contributions women have made to society. It is a North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources initiative to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment.

The Battle of Bentonville, fought March 19-21, 1865, involved 80,000 troops and was the last Confederate offensive against Union Gen. William T. Sherman. The historic site interprets the battle and the hospital, where many Confederates were left in the aftermath.

The site is located at 5466 Harper House Road, Four Oaks, three miles north of Newton Grove.

For more information, visit https://historicsites.nc.gov/events/women-war-bentonville-battlefield or call 910-594-0789.