Living History Performance
Sunday, August 30, 2015 @ 3:00 PM
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Group Size: 1 - 0 Guests
The Benson-Rice story will be presented in the Barrel Room at the Winery at Bull Run on Sunday, August 30th, at 3:00 p.m. and is open to the public. Click ‘Learn More’ to read about the Benson-Rice story.
The Winery at Bull Run Presents A Living History Event
In the wake of the bloodiest and most destructive war of our nation’s history, the North and South sought reconciliation. Soldiers on both sides reconciled with former enemies by recognizing and commemorating their shared sacrifice. The Winery at Bull Run features a red wine blend, termed “Reconciliation". It is a tribute to all the soldiers that honorably served in both blue and gray so that our nation could become a more tempered union, consecrated by the epic struggle of our American Civil War.
Early in the Civil War, Amos Benson was a farmer near Sudley Church, and John Rice was a Yankee private with the New Hampshire Volunteers who was mortally wounded on Henry Hill and left for dead near Sudley Church during the First Battle of Manassas. It is a true story of reconciliation and forgiveness that unfolded over the span of 25 years, beginning amidst the ravages of the First Battle of the Civil War. The two soldiers, in full Confederate and Northern uniform, reminisce at the ends of their lives about the parallels in their lives on opposite sides of the war and the dramatic occurrence that united them.