Tag Archives: Battle of Bentonville

Saving History Saturday: Battlefield Acquisition Grants Awarded to Three Civil War Battlefields

Earlier this month, the National Park Service’s American Battlefield Protection Program (ABPP) announced the awarding of $820,612.66 in Battlefield Land Acquisition Grants to three Civil War preservation projects. The grants were awarded to state and local government agencies in North … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Hiking at Bentonville Battlefield

In mid-February some work travels took me to the Carolinas, and I decided to take a stretch break at Bentonville Battlefield in North Carolina. After exploring the welcoming visitor center and getting a map, I headed out on the trails. … Continue reading

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The “Emerging Civil War Series” Series: Calamity in Carolina

The last major battle in the war for the western theater was fought at Bentonville on March 19-21, 1865, in North Carolina. During the three-day battle, one of the last charges of the war was conducted by the Confederate Army … Continue reading

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Daniel Harvey Hill, Educator and General

Another installment n “Tales from the Tombstone.” For other posts in the series, click here. On a recent road-trip, I had the chance to take a slight detour off the interstate and visit Davidson, North Carolina. Now known as the … Continue reading

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Delaying the Army of the Tennessee: Evander Law and the Battle of Bentonville

We are now in the middle of the 152nd Anniversary of the Battle of Bentonville, fought from March 19 to March 21, 1865. During the three day battle, Confederate forces under Gen. Joseph Johnston engaged Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman’s … Continue reading

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The Pageantry of the Advance…Army of Tennessee at Bentonville

Starting yesterday, the 152nd Anniversary of the Battle of Bentonville began. Fought over three days in late March, 1865, the battle was the last-ditch effort by Gen. Joseph Johnston to stop Union General William T. Sherman’s army group as it … Continue reading

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The Unexpected Monument

Much to my surprise, I recently ran into the battle of Bentonville—south of Fayetteville.

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Whiskey and War: The Case of Joseph Mower at the Battle of Corinth

Over the course of the last year and a half, one of the officers who has grabbed my attention is Maj. Gen. Joseph Mower. Having served in the War with Mexico, Mower compiled an impressive combat record during the Civil … Continue reading

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Beyond the 150th at Bentonville

As the 150th Anniversary of Bentonville fades into memory, I thought it would be appropriate to share some of the ongoing efforts by their wonderful staff to interpret the battle beyond the Sesquicentennial. The following is a brief excerpt from “Preserving the … Continue reading

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“One of the most deplorable incidents”

On March 21, 1865, one of the last actions of the battle of Bentonville—which, in turn, was the last major engagement between Confederate forces and Union soldiers under William T. Sherman in the Western theater—cut short another young life.

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