19 April 2011

Tar Heel Tuesday - Bentonville Battlefield

The largest battle ever fought in the state of North Carolina took place March 19-21, 1865 in what is today Four Oaks, NC.

The Battle of Bentonville was the last full-scale activity of the Civil War in which the Confederates were able to mount a tactical offensive, and it was the only major attempt to defeat the Union army during their march through the Carolinas.

The eventual Confederate withdrawal led to the largest troop surrender of the Civil War, which took place on April 26, 1865.

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