Near Cordova in Richmond County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
As Sherman’s army moved north from Georgia on its path of destruction, one part entered North Carolina near here, March 4-7, 1865.
Erected 1940 by Archives and Highway Departments. (Marker Number K-13.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable Places • War, US Civil.
Location. 34° 48.51′ N, 79° 53.393′ W. Marker is near Cordova, North Carolina, in Richmond County. Marker is on U.S. 1 0.6 miles south of Everetts Mill Road, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located 0.2 miles north of the NC/SC state line. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rockingham NC 28379, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. North Carolina/South Carolina (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pegues Place / Revolutionary Cartel (approx. 0.6 miles away in South Carolina); North Carolina / South Carolina (approx. 4˝ miles away); Henry William Harrington (approx. 4.9 miles Albert M. Shipp (approx. 6.2 miles away in South Carolina); Greene's Encampment / Sherman's March (approx. 6.3 miles away in South Carolina); John J. McRae (approx. 6.4 miles away); Sneedsborough (approx. 6.4 miles away).
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1. Sherman's March. Sherman’s army entered North Carolina in stages, with one contingent entering the state in modern-day Richmond County. This group of soldiers set fire to the depot and railroad properties in Laurinburg on March 7 and participated in skirmishes near Rockingham. Confederate forces in the area hampered Union movements by burning bridges and setting fire to pine forests. (Submitted on February 12, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Sherman's March through North Carolina. Sherman began his Carolinas Campaign on February 1, 1865, by advancing into South Carolina. By February 17, his forces had captured Columbia, the capital of the Palmetto State. On February 22, Lee ordered Gen. Joseph E. Johnston to assume command of the forces opposing Sherman. During the first week of March, Johnston frantically concentrated his scattered forces in central North Carolina, while Sherman advanced into the Tar Heel State. (Submitted on February 12, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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