(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 www.civilwar.org.
The Civil War Preservation Trust became the Civil War Trust in January 2011; the Civil War Trust became a division of the American Battlefield Trust in May 2018. Campaign 1776 was created in 2014 as an initiative of the Civil War Trust; in May 2018 it became the Revolutionary War Trust, a division of the American Battlefield Trust.