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

Federal Artillery

 
 
Federal Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 3, 2010
1. Federal Artillery Marker
Inscription.  Union batteries (26 guns) formed a line here, March 19. These guns covered retreating Federals during the Confederate charges and finally halted the advance of the Confederate Right Wing.
 
Erected by Archives and Highway Commission. (Marker Number HHH-9.)
 
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 month for this entry is March 1893.
 
Location. 35° 18.336′ N, 78° 18.736′ W. Marker is near Four Oaks, North Carolina, in Johnston County. Marker is on Harper House Road, on the left when traveling east. Marker is located 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. Union Headquarters (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); General Joseph Eggleston Johnston (approx. ¼ mile away); Union Artillery at the Morris Farm (approx. ¼ mile away); Confederate Attacks (approx. ¼ mile away); Confederate High Tide
Bentonville Battlefield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 3, 2010
2. Bentonville Battlefield Marker
This is marker # 9 along the Bentonville Battlefield Driving Tour.
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(approx. 0.3 miles away); Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston (approx. 0.3 miles away); Battle of Bentonville: March 19-21, 1865 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Confederate Cemetery (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Four Oaks.
 
Also see . . .  Bentonville. CWSAC Battle Summaries website. (Submitted on August 20, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 
 
Marker on Harper House Road image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 3, 2010
3. Marker on Harper House Road
Federal Artillery image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 3, 2010
4. Federal Artillery
This was the center of the Union line of Artillery on March 19, 1865. They helped hold back the final Confederate attacks on that first day of fighting at Betonville.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 30, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 20, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 518 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 20, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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