Bentonville, North Carolina Page9
Photos/text courtesy of Richard Edling, Philadelphia, PA
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(2007) Plaque #17 Main Confederate Line
On March 19 the line extended 3/4 mile to the rear of this marker and one mile to the left forming a strong hook-shaped position with a right angle turn here. On March 20 the Left Wing was pulled back to this point and the new Confederate line crossed the road here. Earthworks remain

(2007) Plaque #17



(2007) Plaque #21 Bentonville
In 1865, a local market center for naval stores (tar, pitch & turpentine). Bentonville gives name to the battle fought nearby, March 19-21, 1865. Confederates concentrated here the day before the battle. As they retreated on March 22, they burned all stocks of naval stores. Union forces occupied the village March 22-24

(2007) Plaque #21


(2007) Enlarge Village of Bentonville interpretive marker


(2007) Plaque #23 Mill Creek
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 tine of retreat after the battle

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