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

Mill Creek

 
 
Mill Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 3, 2010
1. Mill Creek Marker
Inscription.  The flooded state of this creek upstream prevented an attack by Wheeler’s Confederate cavalry on the rear of Sherman’s Army, March 19, 1865.

A bridge here was the Confederates’ sole line of retreat after the battle.
 
Erected by Archives and Highway Commission. (Marker Number HHH-23.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 35° 21.033′ N, 78° 18.209′ W. Marker is near Four Oaks, North Carolina, in Johnston County. Marker is on Devil's Racetrack Road (Local Route 1009), on the left when traveling north. 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. Confederate Works (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bentonville (approx. 0.4 miles away); Village of Bentonville (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Village of Bentonville (approx. 0.6 miles away); Mower’s Charge Reaches Johnston’s Headquarters
Marker on the Bentonville Battlefield image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 3, 2010
2. Marker on the Bentonville Battlefield
This is marker # 16 along the Bentonville Battlefield Driving Tour.
(approx. 0.6 miles away); Hardee’s Counterattack (approx. 0.6 miles away); Johnston’s Headquarters (approx. 0.6 miles away); Johnston Establishes His Headquarters (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Four Oaks.
 
Also see . . .
1. Bentonville Battlefield. North Carolina Historic Sites website. (Submitted on August 21, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. Bentonville. CWSAC Battle Summaries website. (Submitted on August 21, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Marker on Devil's Racetrack Road image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 3, 2010
3. Marker on Devil's Racetrack Road
Mill Creek image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 3, 2010
4. Mill Creek
This creek was an obstacle to the retreating Confederate Army following the Battle of Bentonville.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 4, 2017. It was originally submitted on August 21, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 679 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 21, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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