Battlefield Receives Gift of Vintage Newspapers

Posted on February 1, 2023by fobbnc Article by: Fred Claridge Recently, Bentonville Battlefield received a fascinating artifact donation – two original newspapers from 1865 which reported on the battle here. The gift was received from Mr. Chris Lillie of Carrboro. Battlefield staff had met Chris at a conference on Civil War medicine held in Frederick, Maryland lastContinue reading “Battlefield Receives Gift of Vintage Newspapers”

Mystery Sword Comes Back to Bentonville

Posted on August 9, 2022by fobbnc Editor’s Note: This article first appeared in the September 2018 edition of ‘From the Trenches’ newsletter and was co-authored by former site manager, Donny Taylor who passed away June 23rd, 2022. Model 1850 Staff and Field Officer’s Sword owned by US Lt. Col Samuel Tolles of the 15th Connecticut Infantry nowContinue reading “Mystery Sword Comes Back to Bentonville”