he Battle of Bentonville, fought March 19-21, 1865, was the last full-scale action of the Civil War in which a Confederate army was able to mount a tactical offensive. This major battle, the largest ever fought in North Carolina, was the only significant attempt to defeat the large Union army of Gen. William T. Sherman during its march through the Carolinas in the spring of 1865
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We happened upon Bentonville battleground when we were in the area and just happened to spot signs for it. We got lucky because there was a small display of how life was back than going on which was interesting to see. However i think on an any odd day of the week kind of deal the battle ground has little to offer to keep little ones interested. The history and buildings etc are there and while there are a few things to see and do, its not a whole lot. I do believe there is a way you can drive threw other parts of it and in fairness we never took the time to do that as of yet. All in all though i think its a nice place to visit, ive heard that when they are having activities its the best. So maybe we will get lucky and catch something else going on there to check out.
This is the site of the largest battle ever fought in the state. The fierce Civil War battle raged for three days, but Union troops eventually beat down Confederate forces, and a month later the war ended in the Carolinas. More than 4,000 men were killed, wounded, or went missing in the battle. Many of them were taken to the farm home of John and Amy Harper, which was turned into a field hospital. The house still stands and is furnished as a field hospital. A section of Union trenches and a cemetery remain as stark reminders of the battle. Other exhibits are on display at the site’s visitor center.