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

Battle of Bentonville: March 19-21, 1865

Organization of Confederate Forces


—General Joseph E. Johnston, Commanding —

Order of Battle Tablets for the Battle of Bentonville - Tablet 1 image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, January 16, 2017
1. Order of Battle Tablets for the Battle of Bentonville - Tablet 1
Inscription.  (Tablet 1)
Army of Tennessee
Lt. Gen. Alexander P. Stewart

Cheatham's Corps
Maj. Gen. William B. Bate
Bate's Division
Col. Daniel L. Kenan
Finley's Brigade
Lt. Col. Eli Washburn
1st Florida • 3rd Florida • 4th Florida • 6th Florida • 7th Florida • 1st Florida Cavalry (dismounted)
Tyler's Brigade
Maj. William H. Wilkinson
4th Georgia Battalion Sharpshooters • 37th Georgia • 2nd Tennessee • 10th Tennessee • 15th Tennessee • 20th Tennessee • 30th Tennessee • 37th Tennessee
Brown's Division
(Arrived on the battlefield March 21)
Brig. Gen. Roswell S. Ripley
Gist's Brigade
Col. Hume R. Field
46th Georgia • 65th Georgia • 2nd Battalion Georgia Sharpshooters • 3rd Georgia Battalion • 16th South Carolina • 24th South Carolina
Maney's Brigade
Lt. Col. Christopher C. Mckinney
1st Tennessee • 8th Tennessee • 16th Tennessee • 27th Tennessee • 28th Tennessee
Strahl's Brigade
Col. James D. Tillman
4th Tennessee • 5th Tennessee • 19th Tennessee • 24th Tennessee • 31st Tennessee
Order of Battle Tablets for the Battle of Bentonville - Tablet 2 image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, January 16, 2017
2. Order of Battle Tablets for the Battle of Bentonville - Tablet 2
• 33rd Tennessee • 38th Tennessee • 41st Tennessee
Vaughan's Brigade
Col. William P. Bishop
11th Tennessee • 12th Tennessee • 13th Tennessee • 29th Tennessee • 47th Tennessee • 51st Tennessee • 52nd Tennessee • 154th Tennessee
Cleburne's Division
Brig. Gen. James A. Smith
Govan's Brigade
Col. Peter V. Green
1st Arkansas • 2nd Arkansas • 5th Arkansas • 6th Arkansas • 7th Arkansas • 8th Arkansas • 13th Arkansas • 15th Arkansas • 19th Arkansas • 24th Arkansas • 3rd Confederate
Granbury's Brigade
(Arrived on the battlefield March 20)
Maj. William A. Ryan
5th Confederate • 35th Tennessee • 6th Texas • 7th Texas • 10th Texas • 15th Texas • 17th Texas • 18th Texas • 24th Texas • 25th Texas
Lowrey's Brigade
(Arrived on battlefield March 21)
Lt. Col. John F. Smith
16th Alabama • 3rd Mississippi • 8th Mississippi • 32nd Mississippi
Smith's Brigade
Capt. J.R. Bonner
1st Georgia volunteers • 54th Georgia • 57th Georgia • 63rd Georgia

Lee's Corps
Maj. Gen. Daniel Harvey Hill
Clayton's Division
Maj. Gen. Henry D. Clayton
Baker's Brigade
Brig. Gen. Alpheus Baker
37th Alabama • 40th Alabama • 42nd Alabama • 54th Alabama
Jackson's Brigade
Lt. Col. Osceola Kyle
1st Confederate •
Order of Battle Tablets for the Battle of Bentonville image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, January 16, 2017
3. Order of Battle Tablets for the Battle of Bentonville
25th Georgia • 29th Georgia • 30th Georgia • 66th Georgia • 1st Battalion Georgia Sharpshooters
Stovall's Brigade
Col. Henry C. Kellogg
40th Georgia • 41st Georgia • 42nd Georgia • 43rd Georgia • 52nd Georgia
Hill's Division
Col. John G. Coltart
Deas' Brigade
Col. Harry t. Toulmin
19th Alabama • 22nd Alabama • 25th Alabama • 39th Alabama • 50th Alabama
Manigault's Brigade
Lt. Col. John C. Carter
24th Alabama • 34th Alabama • 10th South Carolina • 19th South Carolina
Stevenson's Division
Maj. Gen. Carter L. Stevenson
Cumming's Brigade
(Arrived on the battlefield March 20)
34th Georgia • 36th Georgia • 39th Georgia • 56th Georgia
Palmer's Brigade
Brig. Gen. Joseph B. Palmer
58th North Carolina • 60th North Carolina • 3rd Tennessee • 18th Tennessee • 26th Tennessee • 32nd Tennessee • 45th Tennessee • 46th Tennessee • 54th Virginia • 63rd Virginia • 23rd Tennessee Battalion
Pettus' Brigade
Brig. Gen. Edwin w. Pettus
20th Alabama • 23rd Alabama • 30th Alabama • 31st Alabama • 46th Alabama

Stewart's Corps
Maj. Gen. William w. Loring
Loring's Division
Col. James Jackson
Adams' Brigade
Lt. Col. Robert J. Lawrence
6th Mississippi • 14th Mississippi • 15th Mississippi
General Joseph E. Johnston Statue and Memorial Area image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, January 16, 2017
4. General Joseph E. Johnston Statue and Memorial Area
The tablets can be seen behind the statue, flanking the flagpole.
• 20th Mississippi • 23rd Mississippi • 43rd Mississippi
Featherston's Brigade
Maj. Martin A. Oatis
1st Mississippi • 3rd Mississippi • 22nd Mississippi • 31st Mississippi • 33rd Mississippi • 40th Mississippi • 1st Mississippi Battalion
Scott's Brigade
Capt. John A. Dixon
27th Alabama • 35th Alabama • 49th Alabama • 55th Alabama • 57th Alabama • 12th Louisiana
Walthall's Division
Maj. Gen. Edward C. Walthall
Quarles' Brigade
Brig. Gen. George D. Johnston
1st Alabama • 17th Alabama • 29th Alabama • 42nd Tennessee • 48th Tennessee • 49th Tennessee • 53rd Tennessee • 55th Tennessee
Reynolds' Brigade
Brig. Gen. Daniel H. Reynolds
Col. Henry C. Bunn
Lt. Col. Morton G. Galloway
4th Arkansas • 9th Arkansas • 25th Arkansas • 1st Arkansas Mounted Rifles (dismounted) • 2nd Arkansas Mounted Rifles (dismounted)

(Tablet 2)
Department of South Carolina, Georgia & Florida

Hardee's Corps
Lt. Gen. William J. Hardee
McLaws' Division
Maj. Gen. Lafayette McLaws
Blanchard's Brigade
Brig. Gen. Albert G. Blanchard
1st Battalion South Carolina Reserves • 2nd Battalion South Carolina Reserves • 6th Battalion South Carolina Reserves • 7th Battalion South Carolina Reserves • Kay's Company South Carolina Reserves
Conner's Brigade
Brig. Gen. John D. Kennedy
2nd South Carolina • 3rd South Carolina • 7th South Carolina • 8th South Carolina • 15th South Carolina • 20th South Carolina • 3rd South Carolina Battalion
Fiser's Brigade
Col. John C. Fiser
1st Georgia Regulars • 2nd Georgia Battalion Reserves • 5th Georgia Reserves • 6th Georgia Reserves • 27th Georgia Battalion
Hardy's Brigade
Col. Washington Hardy
50th North Carolina • 77th North Carolina (7th Senior Reserves) • 10th North Carolina Battalion
Harrison's Brigade
Col. George P. Harrison
5th Georgia • 32nd Georgia • 47th Georgia
Battalion Artillery
Maj. A. Burnet Rhett
Legardeur's Louisiana Battery • H.M. Stuart's Battery (Beaufort Light Artillery)
Taliaferro's Division
Brig. Gen. William B. Taliaferro
Elliott's Brigade
Brig. Gen. Stephen Elliott, Jr.
22nd Georgia Battalion • 28th Georgia Battalion (Bonaud's) • 2nd South Carolina Heavy Artillery • Hanleiter's Georgia Battalion • Gist Guard South Carolina Artillery
Rhett's Brigade
Col. William Butler
1st South Carolina Infantry (Regulars) • 1st South Carolina Heavy Artillery • Lucas' South Carolina Battalion

Cavalry Command
Lt. Gen. Wade Hampton

Wheeler's Corps
Maj. Gen. Joseph Wheeler
(Army of Tennessee)
Allen's Division
Brig. Gen. William W. Allen
Anderson's Brigade
Brig. Gen. Robert H. Anderson
3rd Confederate Cavalry • 8th Confederate Cavalry • 10th Confederate Cavalry • 5th Georgia Cavalry
Hagan's Brigade
Col. D.G. White
1st Alabama Cavalry • 3rd Alabama Cavalry • 9th Alabama Cavalry • 12th Alabama Cavalry • 51st Alabama Cavalry • 53rd Alabama Cavalry • 24th Alabama Battalion
Butler's Division
(From the Army of Northern Virginia)
Maj. Gen. M.C. Butler
Brig. Gen. Evander M. Law
Butler’s Brigade
Brig. Gen. Evander M. Law
Brig. Gen. Thomas M. Logan
4th South Carolina Cavalry • 5th South Carolina Cavalry • 6th South Carolina Cavalry
Young's Brigade
Col. Gilbert J. Wright
10th Georgia Cavalry • Cobb's Georgia Legion • Jeff Davis Legion • Phillips' Georgia Legion
Horse Artillery
Earle's South Carolina Battery • Halsey's South Carolina Battery
Dibrell's Division
Col. George G. Dibrell
Breckinridge's Brigade
(formerly Lewis')

Col. W.C.P. Breckinridge
1st Kentucky Cavalry • 2nd Kentucky Cavalry • 9th Kentucky Cavalry • 2nd Kentucky Mounted Infantry • 4th Kentucky Mounted Infantry • 5th Kentucky Mounted Infantry • 6th Kentucky Mounted Infantry • 9th Kentucky Mounted Infantry
Dibrell's Brigade
Col. William S. McLemore
4th Tennessee (McLemore's) cavalry • 13th Tennessee Cavalry • Shaw's Tennessee Battalion
Humes' Division
Col. Henry M. Ashby
Ashby's Brigade
Lt. Col. James H. Lewis
1st Tennessee Cavalry • 2nd Tennessee Cavalry • 5th Tennessee Cavalry • 9th Tennessee Battalion
T. Harrison's Brigade
Col. Baxter Smith
3rd Arkansas Cavalry • 4th Tennessee Cavalry • 8th Texas Cavalry • 11th Texas Cavalry

Department of North Carolina
Gen. Braxton Bragg
Hoke's Division
(From the Army of Northern Virginia)
Maj. Gen. Robert F. Hoke
Clingman's Brigade
Col. William S. Devane
8th North Carolina • 31st North Carolina • 51st North Carolina • 61st North Carolina
Colquitt's Brigade
Col. Charles T. Zachry
6th Georgia • 19th Georgia • 23rd Georgia • 27th Georgia • 28th Georgia
Hagood's Brigade
Brig. Gen. Johnson Hagood
Contingent of Lt. Col. James H. Rion:
11th South Carolina • 21st South Carolina • 25th South Carolina • 27th South Carolina • 7th South Carolina Battalion
Contingent of lt. Col. John D. Taylor:
1st North Carolina Battalion Heavy Artillery (9th North Carolina Battalion) • 36th North Carolina • Adams' Battery (Company d 13th Battalion North Carolina Light Artillery)
Contingent of Maj. William A. Holland:
40th North Carolina
Kirkland's Brigade
Brig. Gen. William W. Kirkland
17th North Carolina • 42nd North Carolina • 66th North Carolina
North Carolina Junior Reserves Brigade
Col. John H. Nethercutt
70th North Carolina (1st North Carolina Jr) • 71st North Carolina (2nd North Carolina Jr) • 72nd North Carolina (3rd North Carolina Jr) • 20th battalion North Carolina Jr
13th Battalion North Carolina Light Artillery
Lt. Col. Joseph B. Starr
Atkins' Battery (Company B) • Dickson's Battery (Company E)
Erected 2015 by The Sons of Confederate Veterans.
Location. 35° 18.216′ N, 78° 19.045′ W. Marker is near Four Oaks, North Carolina, in Johnston County. Marker is on Harper House Road (County Route 1008) 0.2 miles east of Mill Creek Church Road (Route 1188), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. The tablets are located just behind the statue to General Joseph E. Johnston. Marker is in this post office area: Four Oaks NC 27524, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston (within shouting distance of this marker); General Joseph Eggleston Johnston (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Confederate Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Confederate Dead Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Honoring the Dead of the Battle of Bentonville (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bentonville Union Soldiers Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Texas (approx. 0.2 miles away); North Carolina Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Four Oaks.
Also see . . .  North Carolina Historic Site - Bentonville Battlefield. North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources Office of Archives & History (Submitted on February 5, 2017.) 
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