They Marched for Death:
The Battles of Averasborough, Bentonville, and the Surrender at Bennett Place (Saturday)
Historians: Garry Adelman and Sam Smith
Description: (Light to Moderate Walking) The Battles of Averasborough and Bentonville occupy an honored place in the Civil War era. Tinged with pathos, tragedy, and absurdity, these battlefields can tell us much about humanity in the midst of hard-won triumph and bitter defeat. The Civil War Trust’s tour will visit Averasborough, Bentonville, and the surrender site at Bennett Place. The tour will especially emphasize the personal experiences of the participants, in addition to offering interactive opportunities to more closely connect with the Civil War era.