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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 Battle of Bentonville was the largest land battle fought in North Carolina during the American Civil War and the only full-scale Confederate attempt to stop General Sherman after Atlanta. This article discusses the battle and the Harper House, which served as a field hospital during the battle and is now open to the public as a museum.
Its original name was the “Meeting House”: its latter name, Cape Fear Baptist Church, inspired by the nearby stream. A Colonial construction, this church in Gray’s Creek was touted as one of the first erected in Cumberland County. Its value was also asserted by an illustrious history: a temporary hospital and bivouac site for General Sherman’s troops.
April was known for two Durham County anniversaries, one being the 116th anniversary of General Joseph Johnston’s surrender to General William Sherman. The latter event appears to have generated only loss, but the author proved otherwise. Noted was Union soldiers camping near Bennett Place planted a seed of demand for its bright leaf tobacco. Wealth generated from the demand yielded the relocation of Trinity College to Durham. From an endowment by James B. Duke came the transformation of Trinity College into Duke University.
Chronicled is Wilmington’s Fort Fisher on December 24th, 1864, and January 13th, 1865. Key players in the battles hinting the Confederacy’s end: Union Generals Sherman and Grant; Confederate Generals Lamb, Whiting, and Bragg. Factors contributing to the outcome were General Whiting’s garrison outnumbered 6 to 1 during the second assault and General Bragg’s belief in Fort Fisher’s invulnerability.
Fort Fisher (N.C. : Fort)--Siege, 1864-1865
; Fort Fisher (New Hanover County)
; Fort Fisher (New Hanover County)--Description and travel
; Sherman, William T., 1820-1891
; Grant, Ulysses S.
; Lamb, William, 1835-1909
; Whiting, William Henry Chase, 1824-1865
; Bragg, Braxton, 1817-1876
; Terry, Alfred Howe
; Porter, David D., 1813-1891
; Civil War
An approach General Sherman became famous for—high risks actions yielding great victories—worked on the battlefield and off. On the battlefield illustrations took him and his combined forces, the Army of the Tennessee and Georgia, through Goldsboro, Fayetteville, and Wilmington before reaching South Carolina’s capital by February 1865. It was in Columbia the battle Sherman believed hastened the end of the war took place, one that, like his march through Atlanta, culminated in a great fire.
Sherman, William T., 1820-1891
; Civil War
; Fayetteville Arsenal
; Howard, Oliver Otis
; Slocum, Henry Warner
; Kilpatrick, Hugh Judson
; Johnston, Joseph Eggleston, 1807-1891
; Hampton, Wade, III
; Civil War--battles
; Fort Fisher (N.C. : Fort)--Siege, 1864-1865