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