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This article looks at the circumstances surrounding William Tecumseh Sherman's march on the South through the Carolinas on his way to support General Ulysses S. Grant in his assault on General Robert E. Lee at Richmond. Details of Sherman's course through North Carolina and occupancy of various cities including Monroe's Cross-Roads, Fayetteville, Bentonville, Goldsboro are included.
The end of the Civil War and its effect on Raleigh is explored. Both Confederate and Union troops took any and all livestock, goods, and material they could find during the last three weeks of the war. The Confederate troops were ordered to do this to prevent Gen. William T. Sherman’s troop from using the supplies. The physical evidence left by the war that is still visible in Raleigh and sites of major significance in Raleigh during the war are also described.