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Near Bentonville in Johnston County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Sherman

 
 
Sherman Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, August 3, 2010
1. Sherman Marker
Inscription. Gen. Wm. T. Sherman camped in this area with his Left Wing on the night of March 18, 1865. The following morning, the Left Wing continued east along this road, meeting Gen. Joseph E. Johnstonís Confederates in the Battle of Bentonville, 2 miles east. Meanwhile, Sherman joined his Right Wing, marching toward Goldsboro on another road, and thus missed the first day of the battle.
 
Erected by Archives and Highway Commission. (Marker Number HHH-1.)
 
Location. 35° 16.927′ N, 78° 21.499′ W. Marker is near Bentonville, North Carolina, in Johnston County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 701 and Harper House Road (County Route 1008), on the left when traveling south on U.S. 701. Click for map. Marker is located at the southeast corner of the intersection of US 701 and Harper House Road. Marker is in this post office area: Newton Grove NC 28366, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle of Bentonville (here, next to this marker); Union Hospital (approx. 2.3 miles away); a different marker also named Union Hospital (approx. 2.4 miles away); Confederate Hospital (approx.
Sherman Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, August 18, 2006
2. Sherman Marker
2.4 miles away); Federal Earthworks (approx. 2.4 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Bentonville (approx. 2.4 miles away); Union Headquarters (approx. 2.4 miles away); Bentonville Battlefield (approx. 2.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Bentonville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Bentonville Battlefield. North Carolina Historic Sites website. (Submitted on December 14, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. William Tecumseh Sherman. Biography of Gen. Sherman from Civil War Biographies website. (Submitted on July 27, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Notable EventsNotable PlacesWar, US Civil
 
Sherman Marker in Bentonville Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, August 6, 2003
3. Sherman Marker in Bentonville
This is marker # 1 along the Bentonville Battlefield Driving Tour.
Sherman Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, August 3, 2010
4. Sherman Marker
Bentonville Battlefield Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, August 18, 2006
5. Bentonville Battlefield
On this ground, Sherman's Left Wing clashed with Johnston's Confederates on March 18, 1865, the day after they camped at the site of the marker.
Harper House Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, August 18, 2006
6. Harper House
This house on the Betonville Battlefield was used as a Union headquarters and a field hospital during the battle. It is located about 2½ miles east of the marker.
 
 
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