Don't Miss This One!
Today we visited Bentonville Battlefield. We took a tour around the battlefield. We went to the kitchen, slave quarters and the Harper House. The Harper House was used as the hospital during the battle. General Sherman and General Johnson fought this bloody war. The Battle of Bentonville was actually the bloodiest battle on North Carolina soil. This battle took place after Averasboro.
I really don't have a favorite part of this trip. I loved everything about it.
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This was a great place! The visitors center has so much to offer in information and detail. Their collection of photos and artifacts was very impressive. It includes letters from a soldier writing to his mother and sister, doctor kits and a detailed fiber-optic exhibit that covers the first and bloodiest day of action at Bentonville.
As Jessica said, the Harper House was used as the hospital during this battle for both the Union and Confederate. The house still stands and shows how the inside was set up during that time. The Harpers lived in the house during the battle with 9 children. Unbelievable!
I would like to add a big thank you to Derrick. He was a wonderful tour guide! He knows everything there is to know about the Bentonville Battle and the Harper House. We even had some "off the wall" questions for him about the house and he had an answer for them. Great guy! Thank you again!
Bentonville Battlefield is having a HUGE reenactment in March 2010 that we will not miss. All of the information is on their website. Please take the time to head out to this historic landmark. You will not be disappointed.