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Battle Studies: Bentonville  

The Battle of Bentonville was the last full-scale action of the Civil War and the largest ever fought in North Carolina. Bentonville was the only major attempt to defeat the Union army as it marched through the Carolinas, led by Gen. William T. Sherman.
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  • Bentonville Battlefield
    This North Carolina's historic landmarks website contains maps, the order of battle, chronology and synopsis of the Battle of Bentonville. The Battle of Bentonville, fought March 19-21, 1865, was the last full-scale action of the Civil War in which a Confederate army was able to mount a tactical offensive.
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Mower's Charge

Painting of Battle of Bentonville, N.C.

The Battle of Bentonville, N.C.
Major General Mower, commanding First Division, Seventeenth Corps,
turning the Confederate left half a mile from Bentonville, March 20th, 1865.


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