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BRIEF: Bentonville battle events scheduled for June 14

May 20, 2014

By Chick Jacobs, The Fayetteville Observer, N.C.



May 20--BENTONVILLE -- Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site will have a taste of Civil War-era camp life and artillery action on Saturday, June 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Historians in period dress will demonstrate how soldiers made meals, maintained weapons and uniforms, and trained for battle.

Visitors will see the firing of a Three-Inch Ordnance Rifle, a typical Civil War cannon. Infantry tactics will also be on display as the 1st NC/11th NC Volunteers and the 18th NC/ 9th NJ demonstrate how a typical Civil War soldier fought.

Bentonville Battlefield is located at 5466 Harper House Road, Four Oaks, NC 27524, north of Newton Grove, about 45 minutes from Fayetteville. Information: nchistoricsites.org/bentonvi/bentonvi.htm or call 910-594-0789.

- Chick Jacobs

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