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

Johnston’s Headquarters

 
 
Johnston’s Headquarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 18, 2006
1. Johnston’s Headquarters Marker
Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston established his headquarters at this site during the Battle of Bentonville.
Inscription.  Established here on the night of March 18, 1865 and remained during the battle.

Mower’s Division came within 200 yards of this point in the Union assault of March 21.
 
Erected by Archives and Highway Commission. (Marker Number HHH-24.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable PlacesWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 35° 20.798′ N, 78° 17.619′ W. Marker is in Bentonville, North Carolina, in Johnston County. Marker is at the intersection of Bentonville Road (County Route 1197) and Westbrook Lowgrounds Road (County Route 1189), on the right when traveling north on Bentonville Road. Marker is on the Bentonville Battlefield. Touch for map. 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. Mower’s Charge Reaches Johnston’s Headquarters (a few steps from this marker); Hardee’s Counterattack (a few steps from this marker); Village of Bentonville (within shouting distance of this marker); Johnston Establishes His Headquarters (about
Marker on the Bentonville Battlefield image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 3, 2010
2. Marker on the Bentonville Battlefield
300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Village of Bentonville (approx. ¼ mile away); Bentonville (approx. ¼ mile away); Confederate Works (approx. half a mile away); Mill Creek (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bentonville.
 
Also see . . .  Bentonville Battlefield. North Carolina Historic Sites website. (Submitted on December 14, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Johnston’s Headquarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 3, 2010
3. Johnston’s Headquarters Marker
Marker on the Bentonville Battlefield image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 18, 2006
4. Marker on the Bentonville Battlefield
The marker is located across the street from the Mower's Charge Tour Stop on the Bentonville Battlefield.
Bentonville Battlefield image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 18, 2006
5. Bentonville Battlefield
The Bentonville Battlefield contains a visitor center and the Harper House, which served as a hospital after the battle. The marker is located about 4 miles from this point.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 14, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,004 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 14, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   2, 3. submitted on August 21, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   4, 5. submitted on December 14, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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