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The Battle of Bentonville in Johnston County, fought in the spring of 1865, was the last great battle of the Civil War and the largest ever fought in North Carolina. On March 18-19, 2000, around 3,500 reenactors with twenty artillery pieces will recreate parts of the battle in observance of its 135th anniversary.
On March 18-19, 2000, thirty-seven hundred Civil War reenactors portraying Confederate and Union soldiers commemorated the Battle of Bentonville in Johnston County. Bentonville is the state's largest Civil War battle reenactment and is staged only once every five years.