[This blog post comes from a Dept. of Cultural Resources press release – you can find other news related to NC Cultural Resources here.]
PROGRAM CANCELLED: “A Day in the Life of a Civil War Soldier” Summer Living History Program At Bentonville Battlefield on August 27, 2011
FOUR OAKS— Due to the threat of severe weather conditions from Hurricane Irene, Bentonville Battlefield’s Summer Seasonal Living History Program scheduled for Aug. 27 has been cancelled. This program may be rescheduled for a later date and if so, a release will be issued.
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. Bentonville Battlefield is located at 5466 Harper House Road, Four Oaks, N.C. 27524, three miles north of Newton Grove on S.R. 1008. For more information, visit www.nchistoricsites.org/bentonvi/bentonvi.htm or call (910) 594-0789.
Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site is part of the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources, the state agency with the mission to enrich lives and communities, and the vision to harness the state’s cultural resources to build North Carolina’s social, cultural and economic future. For more information on Cultural Resources, visit www.ncculture.com.