Discover the history of the Battle of Bentonville, fought March 19-21, 1865, on a visit to the Bentonville Battleground through ECU’s Lifelong Learning Program.
Saturday, June 11, 2011
8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
This LLP trip is $39.00 for LLP members and $59 for non-LLP members, which includes transportation, lunch, and snacks. A departure site has yet to be determined.
The Battle of Bentonville was the last full-scale action of the Civil War in which a Confederate Army was able to mount a tactical offensive. This major battle, the largest ever fought in North Carolina, was the only significant attempt to defeat the large Union army of General William T. Sherman during its march through the Carolinas in the spring of 1865.
Discover how Civil War soldiers lived in camps and what role the enlisted men played in battle during Bentonville’s Summer Living History Series. Costumed re-enactors will demonstrate how soldiers made meals, maintained their weapons and uniforms,trained for battle, and much more. Artillery and musket demonstrations are available throughout the day.
Instructor: Jeffery Alejandro, Ed.D., program coordinator of Continuing Professional Education, Office of Continuing Studies at East Carolina University, has several years of experience coordinating and leading programs.
Please register by Friday, May 27:
Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) should contact the Department for Disability Support Services at least 48 hours prior to the event at 252-737-1016 (Voice/TTY).