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North Carolina Officials Join Civil War Trust to Celebrate Preservation Successes at Bentonville

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Jim Campi, 202-367-1861 x7205
Mark Coombs, 202-367-1861 x7224

March 19, 2015

(Johnston County, N.C.) - On Saturday, March 21, 2015, the Civil War Trust will be joined by N.C. Secretary of Cultural Resources Susan Kluttz and other state leaders for a news conference to celebrate the private-public partnership that has saved more than 1,770 acres of battlefield land at Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site.

The news conference is part of a larger commemoration being held this weekend in recognition of the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Bentonville. The news conference is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. in the activities tent near the battlefield visitor center.

Joining Secretary Kluttz at the event will be Civil War Trust President James Lighthizer, along with other representatives from the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources.

WHAT: News Conference to Celebrate Preservation Successes at Bentonville Battlefield for 150th Anniversary

WHO: N.C. Secretary of Cultural Resources Susan Kluttz; Civil War Trust President James Lighthizer; and Other State Officials

WHEN: Saturday, March 21 at 1:30 p.m. ET

WHERE: Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site, 5466 Harper House Road, Four Oaks, N.C. (Johnston County)

The Civil War Trust is the largest and most effective nonprofit organization devoted to the preservation of America's hallowed battlegrounds. Although primarily focused on the protection of Civil War battlefields, through its Campaign 1776 initiative, the Trust also seeks to save the battlefields connected to the Revolutionary War and War of 1812. To date, the Trust has preserved more than 40,000 acres of battlefield land in 20 states. Learn more at