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The battle of Bentonville

William Passmore Carlin

The battle of Bentonville

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Published by R. Clark in Cincinnati, Ohio .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Campaigns,
  • Personal narratives,
  • Bentonville, Battle of, Bentonville, N.C., 1865,
  • History

  • Edition Notes

    StatementWilliam P. Carlin
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. 231-251 ;
    Number of Pages251
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25517393M
    OCLC/WorldCa299165888

    After so long without a battle, the Federal troops were almost surprised by the Confederate attack. The full page maps are masterfully drawn and show the troop movements on an easy to follow scale. News of the fighting at Bentonville did not reach Sherman, who was now with the right wing, until the evening of 19 March. As the war progressed and casualties mounted, however, military surgeons became more adept at caring for wounded. Despite their numerical disadvantage, General Joseph E.

    His left wing came close to collapse. On March 19, as his men moved north on the Goldsboro Road, Slocum encountered Confederate forces just south of Bentonville. Williams ' XX Corps as a reserve. Johnston clung to a tenuous position guarding his army's sole escape route over rain-swollen Mill Creek, and began evacuating his wounded to Smithfield, 20 miles to the north.

    Mower's charge overran Joe Johnston's headquarters, forcing the general and his entourage to beat a hasty retreat. Johnston tried—and, incredibly, for about four hours almost did exactly that. On April 18, Johnston signed an armistice with Sherman at the Bennett House, and on April 26, formally surrendered his army. See our disclaimer The battle of Bentonville, the only major Civil War battle fought in North Carolina, was the Confederacy's last attempt to stop the devastating march of William Tecumseh Sherman's army north through the Carolinas.


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The battle of Bentonville book

Williams ' XX Corps as a reserve. Stevens House where the last Grand Review of the army was held on April 6, However, he was let off the hook by Sherman, who did not reinforce the successful attack, and instead called it back. Spotting the Confederate retreat at dawn, Union forces pursued the Confederates as far as Hannah's Creek.

With their only line of retreat under threat, the Confederates launched a series of counterattacks under the guidance of Lieutenant General William Hardee. On March 19, Slocum encountered the entrenched Confederates of Gen.

Goode, former site manager, Bentonville Battlefield Moore's Battle The battle of Bentonville book Bentonville is a stunning achievement, the perfect mixture of some of the finest Civil War maps available and a smooth-flowing text. Mark Moore shows in vast detail the last major battle of the war.

That afternoon, a "little reconnaissance" by Gen. For the Confederates, it was a heroic but futile effort to delay the inevitable: within a month, both Richmond and Raleigh had fallen, and Lee had surrendered.

The narrative flows, carrying the reader along from point to point, and accomplishes the goal of every writer of history, enabling the reader to feel like an eyewitness to the battle as it unfolds.

These succeeded in containing Mower and pushing his men back. Johnston remained on the field, claiming that he stayed to remove his wounded, but perhaps also in hope of enticing Sherman to attack again, as had happened at Kennesaw Mountain. That afternoon, Major General Joseph A. This assault caused the Union left to collapse allowing the right to be flanked.

Fighting raged until nightfall, but after five major attacks, Johnston was unable to drive Slocum from the field. Despite this, it appears that Sherman was seeking to avoid unnecessary bloodshed during the war's final weeks.

Symonds Skillfully and effectively employing tactical and modern highway maps, along with a clear explanatory narrative that is keyed to both, Mark Moore's book on the Battle of Bentonville is simply the best Civil War battlefield guide ever compiled.

On March 21 Sherman's Right Wing moved to within a few hundred yards of the left half of Johnston's army. Sherman turned north and moved into South Carolina. Despite receiving limited reinforcements, the Confederates were no match numerically for the powerful Union army.

By the Battle of Bentonville, one of the last major engagements of the Civil War, the United States Army Medical Department had developed an effective system for operating field hospitals and an ambulance corps. Joseph Johnston to Robert E. To Sherman's great irritation, he found the Confederate army still in position on March In his brief narrative pamphlet, Sketch of Cobb Legion Cavalry and Some Incidents and Scenes RememberedHoward writes of the friends he lost at the Battle of Bentonville and pays special attention to the details of his experiences during the last day of fighting, a day when they were "constantly under fire.

But the idle thoughts of a Sunday morning exploded as the Federals approached the farming community of Bentonville. But it was a painful sight to see how close their battle flags were together, regiments being scarcely larger than companies and a division not much larger than a regiment should be.

Massively outnumbered, Johnston faced a frontal assault from the united Union army combined with a flank attack on his left wing that threatened to cut him off. In the afternoon, Maj. I respectfully suggest that it is no longer a question whether you leave present position; you have only to decide where to meet Sherman.

The maps are models of clarity and comprehensiveness. Moore are superb. Joseph A. Just outside of town 20, tattered Confederates, the remainder of a once-powerful army, attacked the Union troops.

Bentonville Confederate order of battle

John G.American Battlefield Trust’s map of the Battle of Bentonville (Overview) After his march to the sea, Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman headed north in early to unite with Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Read this book on Questia. The battle of Bentonville was the Confederacy's last desperate attempt to stop the devastating march of William Tecumseh Sherman's army north through the Carolinas.

After so long without a battle, the Federal troops were almost surprised by the Confederate attack.

Moore's Historical Guide To The Battle Of Bentonville

The right wing of the army was about twenty miles further east. News of the fighting at Bentonville did not reach Sherman, who was now with the right wing, until the evening of 19 March. The Battle of Bentonville (March 19 – 21, ) was fought in Johnston County, North Carolina, near the village of Bentonville, as part of the Western Theater of the American Civil War.

It was the last battle between the armies of Union Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman and Confederate Gen. Joseph E. sylvaindez.comon: Bentonville, North Carolina, 35°15′12″N.

In this memoir, Ford remembers the days of the Bentonville action. He remembers the march into battle past the wounded and thirsty. Then, he writes candidly, personally, and with much detail about his charge into Federal lines.

In the confusion, Ford is wounded and left for dead, but he regains consciousness and catches up with his unit. The battle of Bentonville, the only major Civil War battle fought in North Carolina, was the Confederacy's last attempt to stop the devastating march of William Tecumseh Sherman's army 4/5(1).