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Bentonville, in Johnston County, was a Civil War battle marking the largest conflict in the state's history. A three day battle saw Union General Sherman clashing with Confederate troops led by General Joseph E. Johnston. From Sunday 19 to Tuesday 21, 1865 opposing forces fought in the last major conflict of the Civil War. Memorials were erected on the site to memorialize the thousands of casualties that fell during battle.
The greatest battle ever fought on the state's soil occurred at Bentonville March 19-21, 1865, when the army of General Joseph Johnston clashed with General William Sherman's. Sherman was driving toward Raleigh to capture it and end the war. Efforts are now being made to preserve this historic battlefield.