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

Union Headquarters

 
 
Union Headquarters Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 3, 2010
1. Union Headquarters Marker
Inscription.  Maj. Gen. A. S. Williams, commanding the XX Corps, established his headquarters here on March 19. In the woods to the north, the XX Corps erected breastworks which remain.
 
Erected 1959 by Archives and Highway Commission. (Marker Number HHH-4.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the North Carolina Division of Archives and History series list. A significant historical date for this entry is March 19, 1865.
 
Location. 35° 18.079′ N, 78° 19.317′ W. Marker is near Four Oaks, North Carolina, in Johnston County. Marker is at the intersection of Harper House Road and Buck Dunn Road, on the right when traveling east on Harper House Road. The marker is located on the Bentonville Battlefield. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5563 Harper House Rd, Newton Grove NC 28366, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Union Hospital (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Hospital (within shouting distance of this marker); Bentonville Battlefield Driving Tour (about 300
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feet away, measured in a direct line); Bentonville Battlefield (about 300 feet away); Battle of Bentonville (about 300 feet away); North Carolinians at the Battle of Bentonville (about 400 feet away); North Carolina Monument (about 500 feet away); Bentonville Union Soldiers Memorial (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Four Oaks.
 
Marker on the Bentonville Battlefield image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 3, 2010
2. Marker on the Bentonville Battlefield
This is marker # 4 along the Bentonville Battlefield Driving Tour.
Union Headquarters Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 3, 2010
3. Union Headquarters Marker
Union Breastworks image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 3, 2010
4. Union Breastworks
These fortifications, built by members of the 1st Regiment Michigan Engineers and Mechanics on detached service with the XX Corps, are located northeast of the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 13, 2023. It was originally submitted on August 20, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 775 times since then and 16 times this year. Last updated on May 9, 2023, by Michael Buckner of Durham, North Carolina. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 20, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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