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June 2009

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 Comments (0)


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Hi! I'm Jessica. In this blog, I'm writing journal entries about different places around North Carolina.

I am 9 years old and am out of school for the summer. I will be traveling with my mom and sometimes my 4 year old sister will be with us. We are near the Dunn/Erwin area and will be traveling up to a 3 hour radius to the neat things in North Carolina. We plan on taking 2 trips each week (one local and one far away), so I might get backed up in writing this blog. I will try to keep it up if I can. I will need my mom's help to get the pictures on here.

The things I'm looking forward to are the haunted places :). I am going to go to a Sea Turtle Hospital in Topsail, deep sea fishing in Beaufort, Old Salem, Civil and Colonial battlefields, plantations and much more! I'm so excited!

If anyone has any suggestions of places we can go, please let us know. We have a pretty good list so far and will try to add more if we can.

I hope you like reading what I have to say about where I go!

This is my map of North Carolina with all the "places to visit" marked. It's going to be a great Summer!


Carolina Parent is running a feature on their site about places to travel with kids. It has a lot of great places to visit with your children...


Well, I'm off to travel!

Posted by Jessica NC 02:43 Archived in USA Tagged family_travel Comments (2)

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