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for Recall Vol. 4 Issue 1, June 1998
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At the beginning of the Civil War, Raleigh had a population of around 4,800 people. The city would become a center for the treatment of the sick and wounded, and the state's first military hospital was established there almost immediately after the outbreak of hostilities. Alexander provides a brief history of the hospitals with a focus on the famous Raleigh physician, Dr. E. Burke Haywood.
At the Battle of Averasborough, fought in Harnett and Cumberland counties on March 16, 1865, a Union force of about 26,000 was opposed by 5,400 Confederates under the command of General William J. Hardee. Although the Confederates were defeated after a battle of a day and a half, they held Sherman's approaching mammoth army long enough to allow General Joseph J. Johnston to gather his forces for the Battle of Bentonville two days later.
Peacock provides readers with a biographical account of the actions of Bryan Grimes during the Civil War. Grimes, the heroic colonel of the 4th NC Regiment State Troops and later a general, was from Pitt County and served the four war years. During the conflict he had seven horses shot out from under him.