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Averasboro Battlefield - Dunn, NC - Civil War

Dunn/Erwin, NC

Today we went to Averasboro Battlefield. There they have the William Smith house, the Lebanon House, Oak Grove, a Confederate cemetery and a slave house. At the cemetery we saw this funny bird that had its nest on the cemetery's grounds. It was squalking at us like crazy!

I think my favorite parts were the houses and artifacts. I also was able to get real bullets that were found on the battlefield! This was a really fun trip and I'll get in touch soon!

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Jessica and I really enjoyed our trip today. The museum has a lot of cases full of things that have been found on the battleground. They have a preserved uniform of a local soldier that fought in this battle. There is also a copy of a very sad letter of Janie Smith, an 18 year old girl, who lived in the Lebanon House that was used as the Confederate hospital while she lived there. She talks about what she saw, heard and even describes smells while living there during the battle.

This is a trip no one should miss. We even were able to purchase bullets that were found on the battlefield! I'm very happy we went and will be going back again in the future to learn more from the great tour guide.

We took lots of pictures, so make sure you check them out!

Link to Averasboro website... http://www.averasboro.com

Posted by Jessica NC 14:32 Archived in USA

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