What to Expect: Heavy Thunder 2023

Hear the roar of cannon fire! Join us August 19th, 2023 from 10:00-4:00 for our annual Artillery + Infantry Program, Heavy Thunder! “The din of battle roared like one continuous peal of heavy thunder.” Capt. G.B. Gardner, eyewitness to the battle of Bentonville You’re not going to want to miss this chance to hear theContinue reading “What to Expect: Heavy Thunder 2023”

‘Site’ Seeing: Staff Development 2023

The staff has been seeing the sites lately! State historic sites that is. Over the summer of 2023, we have had the lucky ability to work on professional development for the entire Bentonville staff: full-time, temporary, and volunteers! We have conducted two staff trips and hosted a professional development workshop this summer alone. In thisContinue reading “‘Site’ Seeing: Staff Development 2023”

Welcome to Summer 2023!

Although the official first day of summer isn’t until June 21st, we are already in the swing of the busiest season here at Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site! We have had a packed spring with tons of new and exciting projects, read along in this blogpost to catch up on everything that has been happeningContinue reading “Welcome to Summer 2023!”

Alfred Nugent and his Amputated Arm

Written by: Fred Claridge, Volunteer and Friends of Bentonville Battlefield Board Member Whenever we give a tour of the Harper House Field Hospital Site, we usually try to include some information about individual wounded soldiers who were treated there. Sometimes, we talk about the surgeons who performed the operations and cared for those wounded. WeContinue reading “Alfred Nugent and his Amputated Arm”