Monday, February 12, 2007

Mass grave discovered at Bentonville Battleground
Archaeologists from Wake Forest University and the state of North Carolina believe they have discovered a mass grave of Confederate soldiers at Bentonville Battleground in Johnston County.

The search for the grave began in order to attempt to answer some historical questions of what happened to Confederate soldiers being tended at a field hospital at the site of the battle.

Donny Taylor, Bentonville site manager, said there have always been stories of mass Confederate graves associated with the battle in Johnston County.