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North Carolina Historical MarkersHHH-23 Mill Creek

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“The flooded state of this creek upstream prevented an attack by Wheeler's Confederate cavalry on the rear of Sherman's Army, March 19, 1865. A bridge here was the Confederates' sole line of retreat after the battle.”

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location: North Carolina

date approved: 3/8/2016

last visited: 3/9/2016

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North Carolina Historical MarkersHHH-24 Johnston's Headquarters

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“Established here on the night of March 18, 1865 and remained during the battle. Mower's Division came within 200 yards of this point in the Union assault of March 21.”

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date approved: 3/8/2016

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North Carolina Historical MarkersHHH-25 Hardee's Charge

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“Near this point Gen. William J. Hardee led the charge of the 8th Texas Cavalry and other Confederates, repulsing the advance of Mower's Division, March 21, 1865.”

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date approved: 3/8/2016

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North Carolina Historical MarkersHHH-26 Mower's Attack

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“Advancing toward Mill Creek Bridge, Johnston's only line of retreat, Maj.Gen. J. A. Mower's Union Division broke the Confederate line near this point, March 21. Mower's Division reached a point 200 yards from Johnston's headquarters before it was driven back by Confederate infantry and cavalry.”

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location: North Carolina

date approved: 3/8/2016

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North Carolina Historical MarkersHHH-27 Union Line - March 21

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“After withdrawing from the advance against Mill Creek Bridge, Mower's Federals reformed here and threw up works. This was the extreme right of the Union line on March 21. Earthworks remain.”

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date approved: 3/8/2016

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North Carolina Historical MarkersHHH-28 Union Headquarters

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“Sherman's headquarters were located in the field 400 yards to the rear of this marker, March 20-21, 1865. Headquarters of the XVII Corps, which included Mower's Division, were 250 yards to the left rear.”

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date approved: 3/8/2016

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North Carolina Historical MarkersHHH-29 Union Line - March 20

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“Trenches in the woods behind this marker formed the extreme right of the Union line on March 20. This sector was occupied by the XVII Corps, commanded by Maj. Gen. F. P. Blair.”

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date approved: 3/8/2016

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North Carolina Historical MarkersHHH-5 FEDERAL EARTHWORKS

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"Constructed by First Michigan Engineers and others, March 19, 1865. Occupied by Federals throughout the battle. Works begin 75 yards behind this marker."

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date approved: 3/8/2016

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North Carolina Historical MarkersHHH-11 CONFEDERATE MAIN CHARGE

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"After overrunning two Union lines above this road, the Confederates crossed here in the main assault of March 19, 1865. Union reinforcements halted their advance in the woods below the road."

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location: North Carolina

date approved: 3/1/2016

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North Carolina Historical MarkersHHH-10 CONFEDERATE ATTACKS

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"Across the fields behind this marker the Confederate Right Wing made five attacks on Union positions to the left, March 19, 1865. They were thrown back by the XX Federal Corps."

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date approved: 3/1/2016

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North Carolina Historical MarkersHHH-9 FEDERAL ARTILLERY

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"Union batteries (26 guns) formed a line here, March 19. These guns covered retreating Federals during the Confederate charges and finally halted the advance of the Confederate Right Wing."

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location: North Carolina

date approved: 3/1/2016

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North Carolina Historical MarkersHHH-8 UNION HEADQUARTERS

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"Maj. Gen. H. W. Slocum, commanding Sherman's Left Wing, had headquarters in this field, March 19-21, 1865."

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location: North Carolina

date approved: 3/1/2016

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North Carolina Historical MarkersHHH-7 Confederate Cemetery

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"The remains of 360 Confederates who fell in the Battle of Bentonville lie here. They were moved to this plot from other parts of the battlefield in 1893. The monument was erected at that time."

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date approved: 3/1/2016

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North Carolina Historical MarkersHHH- 6 Union Hospital

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"Field Hospital of the XX Corps during the Battle of Bentonville was located here. Four hundred Union soldiers, wounded in the Battle of Averasboro (16 miles west) on March 16, were brought here for treatment."

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date approved: 3/1/2016

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North Carolina Historical MarkersHHH-12 COLE FARMHOUSE

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"Stood in this field. Scene of heavy fighting, March 19. Destroyed on March 20 by Confederate artillery to prevent sniping."

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date approved: 3/1/2016

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North Carolina Historical MarkersHHH-3 Confederate Hospital

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"Following the battle, 45 Confederate wounded were hospitalized in the Harper House. Nineteen of these men died here. Surgeons moved the others to regular Confederate hospitals."

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location: North Carolina

date approved: 2/29/2016

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North Carolina Historical MarkersHHH-4 Union Headquarters

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"Maj. Gen. A. S. Williams, commanding the XX Corps, established his headquarters here on March 19. In the woods to the north, the XX Corps erected breastworks which remain."

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date approved: 2/29/2016

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North Carolina Historical MarkersHHH-2 Union Hospital

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"The Harper House was used as a hospital by the XIV Corps, March 19-21, 1865. About 500 Union wounded were treated here."

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date approved: 2/29/2016

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North Carolina Historical MarkersHHH-1 Sherman

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" Gen. Wm. T. Sherman camped in this area with his Left Wing on the night of March 18, 1865. The following moming, the Left Wing continued along this road meeting Gen. Joseph E. Johnston's Confederates in the Battle of Bentonville, 2 miles east."

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date approved: 2/29/2016

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North Carolina Historical MarkersH-1 Battle of Bentonville

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"Johnston's Confederates checked Sherman's Union army, March 19-21, 1865. Historic site 2 1/2 mi. E."

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date approved: 2/29/2016

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North Carolina Historical MarkersH-98 CONFEDERATE SECOND LINE

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"On the morning of March 16, 1865, Taliaferro's division fell back to earthworks which crossed the road here."

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location: North Carolina

date approved: 2/22/2016

last visited: 2/24/2016

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North Carolina Historical MarkersH-60 Union Headquarters

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"Gen. H. W. Slocum, commanding the Union forces, located his headquarters in this field, March 16, 1865."

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location: North Carolina

date approved: 2/22/2016

last visited: 2/24/2016

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North Carolina Historical MarkersH-42 SMILEY'S FALLS

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"Ruins remain of locks and dams built by the Cape Fear & Deep River Navigation Company in 1850s. Rapids extend upstream 1- 1/2 miles."

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location: North Carolina

date approved: 2/22/2016

last visited: 2/24/2016

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North Carolina Historical MarkersI-88 LEWIS LEARY 1835-1859

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Marker Text: Free black abolitionist & conspirator in 1859 with John Brown in attack on U.S. arsenal at Harpers Ferry. Killed in assault. Lived in Fayetteville.

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location: North Carolina

date approved: 1/28/2016

last visited: 1/28/2016

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North Carolina Historical MarkersI-89 OMAR IBN SAID ca. 1770-1863

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Marker text: "Muslim slave & scholar. African-born, he penned autobiography in Arabic, 1831. Lived in Bladen County and worshipped with local Presbyterians."

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location: North Carolina

date approved: 1/28/2016

last visited: 1/28/2016

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