Flashback to the Battle of Bentonville

In March 2015 Jim and I attended the 150th anniversary reenactment of the Battle of Bentonville.  This year marks the 155th anniversary and the reenactment takes place March 21-22.  Fore more information about the battle click here.

On March 19, 1865, Joseph E. Johnston organized his forces into a hook-shaped line at Cole’s Plantation, blocking the Goldsboro Road. That morning William T. Sherman’s Federal Left Wing stumbled into the Confederate trap, just as it was being set.

After a Union probing attack failed, the Confederates launched a massive assault which drove Gen. William P. Carlin’s XIV Corps division from the field. Morgan’s division managed to hold on despite being surrounded on three sides by Confederate adversaries. Late that afternoon a strong Federal defense of the Morris Farm by the Left Wing’s XX Corps managed to squelch the Confederate advance. The first day’s fighting ended in a tactical draw.”

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These are some of the photos I took at the event

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