A Fighting Chance for Life, 154th Anniversary at Bentonville Battlefield

Event Description

Learn about Civil War medical practices and how they revolutionized battlefield medicine. Visit the Harper House and speak to interpreters about the tool and techniques used to treat battlefield wounds. 


Chris Grimes: "Jonathan Letterman, Father of Battlefield Medicine"
Col. (Ret.) Wade Sokolosky: "North Carolina Confederate Hospitals 1861-1865"

Concessions will be provided by the Bentonville Volunteer Fire Department. 

Nighttime Hospital Tours: Saturday Evening Only (March 16)

The Harper House and grounds will be transformed back in time to the XIV Corps field hospital as it may have looked on that first night of the battle, 154 years ago. 

Tickets go on sale the day of the event and are extremely limited.   **Warning: This program will simulate combat trauma, and may not be suitable for all audiences.**