Tag Archives: Bentonville

A Conversation with Philip Gerard on The Last Battleground (part three)

Part three of six We’re talking this week with author Philip Gerard about his new book The Last Battleground: The Civil War Comes to North Carolina (UNC Press, 2019). Chris Mackowski: You mention in the foreword of your book that … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Harper House at Bentonville Vandalized in Attempted Robbery

Just this week, Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site in Johnson County, North Carolina announced that it had been a victim of an attempted robbery only days before. Per the site’s official Facebook page, “Friends, we need your assistance. Last Wednesday, … Continue reading

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Preservation News: Over 50 Acres Added to North Carolina Battlefields

Earlier this week, the National Park Service awarded $166,360 in American Battlefield Protection Program grants to preserve both the Averasborough (also spelled Averasboro) and Bentonville battlefields in North Carolina. Coincidentally, both of these battlefields were the sites of some of … Continue reading

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A Conversation with the Biggest Civil War Roundtable in the Country (conclusion)

(The final installment of a six-part series) This week, ECW Editor-in-Chief Chris Mackowski has been talking with Mike Powell, president of the Brunswick (NC) Civil War Roundtable. With 1,200 members, it’s the largest roundtable in the country. Hopefully their conversations … 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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The 47th Tennessee Infantry at Shiloh

Today we are pleased to welcome back guest author Sean Michael Chick In the American Civil War, Don Carlos Buell’s arrival at Shiloh with over 15,000 men, stands as the most famous reinforcement of the war. Its importance to the … Continue reading

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Review: The Battle of Wise’s Forks, March 1865 by Wade Sokolosky and Mark A. Smith

March 1865 saw the Confederacy in severe straits, Union General Ulysses S. Grant had a death-lock grip on Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s Confederate forces around Richmond, Virginia. Meanwhile, in North Carolina, Union General William T. Sherman had reached 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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Meeting “Old Joe” on the Battlefield

The first time I met Joe Johnston on the battlefield, he was pointing dramatically at something indistinct off in the distance. He was also out of position. It was a gloomy day. Johnston stood like a silhouette against the clouds, … Continue reading

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The Last Charge of the Army of Tennessee

As the line of gaunt and scared Confederate veterans emerged from the piney forest and advanced over the cool, sandy soil, the scene inspired nearby onlookers. The Army of Tennessee was moving forward that afternoon for an assault once more. … Continue reading

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