BCWRT Tour of Bentonville Battlefield

Oct 26 2019 - 8:15am - 7:00pm

March 1865:  The Union has captured Fort Fischer and Wilmington and on March 3rd Lincoln is inaugurated for his second term.  In Virginia, Grant has Lee in a desperate situation while Sherman's seemingly unstoppable army marches speedily north, devastating Columbia SC and capturing Fayetteville on the way to Goldsboro.  General Joe Johnston's tired and outnumbered forces launch the Confederacy's last major offensive of the Civil War against Sherman's flank at Bentonville NC on March 19th.  After Johnston's initial success, the Union wins a substantial victory in a hard fought 3 day battle resulting in over 4,000 casualties, the largest conflict of Sherman's Carolinas campaign.

Be one of 50 BCWRT members joining our bus tour to the well-preserved Bentonville battlefield, led by retired Colonel Wade Sokolosky, the expert on this battle!  The cost is $50 per person for BCWRT members, $55 for others.  

 Details are:

Our air conditioned luxury bus will leave the parking lot in front of Brunswick Forest in Leland, with Wade on board providing an overview, at 8:15 AM for the 1 1/2 hour trip up I-40 to Bentonville.  There is a "Park and Ride" area for our use in front of the Lowe's food store.

We'll tour numerous sites at the battlefield by bus, with Wade narrating at frequent stops. 

Lunch for all will be provided and is included in the cost.  

To sign up, simply send a check, made out to BCWRT, to John Walsh, 2795 Golfmaster Ct, Southport NC 28461.  Include number of attendees, full name of each, your cell phone number and e-mail address.

We expect this trip, limited to 50 attendees, to sell out early, so mail your check today!  

Any questions?  E-mail or text John at jdwalsh1@gmail.com, 609 651-7719