We walked through their camps where they slept overnight. Some camps were even cooking lunches and dinners over a real fire. We made a complete day of walking around the camps, shops, and battlefield. It was so fun. I loved seeing people dressed up in period costumes.
The Bentonville Battle was fought March 19 to 21, 1865, over 6,000 acres of North Carolina farmland. More than 80,000 troops engaged in combat, and roughly 4,100 soldiers were killed, wounded or missing during combat.
The cannons scared me so bad. JD and I kept our hands over our ears the whole time after the first shots. We were all on the Union side and really didn't get to see the Confederates up close at all. The place was packed but we managed to work our way to the very front when it started. There were boys in tree so they could get a better view. (Too funny.)