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The battle of Bentonville, the only major Civil War battle fought in North Carolina, was the Confederacy's last attempt to stop the devastating march of William Tecumseh Sherman's army north through the Carolinas. Despite their numerical disadvantage, General Joseph E. Johnston's Confederate forces successfully ambushed one wing of Sherman's army on March 19, 1865 but were soon repulsed. For the Confederates, it was a heroic but futile effort to delay the inevitable: within a month, both Richmond and Raleigh had fallen, and Lee had surrendered.

Nathaniel Hughes offers a full-length tactical study of this important battle. In careful detail, he lays out Confederate and Union troop movements and places the engagement within the larger military framework of the last months of the war. Analyzing the reasons for the initial success and eventual failure of Johnston's offensive, he maintains that Sherman showed great restraint by remaining committed to the larger goal of reaching Goldsboro rather than stopping to pursue or destroy the defeated Confederates.

Synopsis:

"Well researched and ably written. . . . Advanced pupils will certainly learn much from this book."

KLIATT "Bentonville is a well-paced, readable book. . . .The author's extensive footnotes and bibliography evince years of dedicated research.

Journal of Southwest Georgia History" "Hughes's narrative, . . . reviewing the leadership of Johnston and Sherman and the conduct of their subordinates, is a model of its kind.

Journal of American History" "[A] well-paced, readable book that places the engagement within the context of the Carolinas Campaign.

Journal of Southwest Georgia History" One of the best accounts yet of this vicious fight.

Civil War "A well-written, comprehensive account of the last gasp of Johnston's army.

Historian"

Synopsis:

Nathaniel Hughes offers a full-length tactical study of this important battle. In careful detail, he lays out Confederate and Union troop movements and places the engagement within the larger military framework of the last months of the war. Analyzing the reasons for the initial success and eventual failure of Johnston's offensive, Hughes maintains that Sherman showed great restraint by remaining committed to the larger goal of reaching Goldsboro rather than stopping to pursue or destroy the defeated Confederates.

About the Author

Nathaniel Cheairs Hughes Jr. is author, coauthor, or editor of many books, including The Battle of Belmont: Grant Strikes South and The Life and Wars of Gideon J. Pillow, both from the University of North Carolina Press. He lives in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Table of Contents

Contents

Preface

Chapter 1. Sherman's Web Footted Boys in Blew

Chapter 2. Glorious Old Joe

Chapter 3. Playing a Bluff

Chapter 4. A Grand Sight to See

Chapter 5. All the Amusement We Want

Chapter 6. The Battle of "Acorn Run"

Chapter 7. We'll Whip 'Em Yet!

Chapter 8. If the Lord Will Only See Me Safe Through

Chapter 9. This Afflicted and Troublesome Day

Chapter 10. A Regular Indian Fight

Chapter 11. Shoulder-to-Shoulder and Then Back-to-Back

Chapter 12. Nip and Tuck

Chapter 13. Sherman's Star

Chapter 14. The Angel of the Covenant Whispered to Our Commander

Appendix 1. Organization of Forces at the Battle of Bentonville

Appendix 2. Beyond Bentonville

Notes

Bibliography

Index

Maps

1 Vicinity of Bentonville

2 Carlin's Attack

3 2:30P.M., March 19

4 Johnston Attacks

5 Fearing's Counterattack

6 Hardee's Night Attacks

7 Vicinity of Falling Creek

8 March 20

9 Mower Punctures Johnston's Left

Illustrations

Henry Warner Slocum

Sherman and his generals

Joseph Eggleston Johnston

Braxton Bragg

John C. Fiser

William Passmore Carlin

Williams and his generals

David Miles

George Pearson Buell

Harrison C. Hobart

James Dada Morgan

John Grant Mitchell

William Vandever

Benjamin Dana Fearing

Ward and his generals

Joseph Benjamin Palmer

Daniel Harvey Hill

Lafayette McLaws

William Booth Taliaferro

William Brimage Bate

Robert Frederick Hoke

Mower's charge against the Confederate left

William Joseph Hardee

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807857847
Author:
Hughes
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
Author:
Hughes, Nathaniel Cheairs, Jr.
Author:
Hughes, Nathaniel Cheairs
Author:
Nathaniel Cheairs, Jr. Hughes
Subject:
Military - United States
Subject:
United States - Civil War
Subject:
United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
Subject:
Civil War; North Carolina; William Tecumseh Sherman; General Joseph E. Johnston; Army of the Tennessee; Army of the Cumberland; Francis P. Blair Jr.; Braxton Bragg; Carolinas Campaign; Charleston, South Carolina; Jefferson C. Davis; Eleventh Corps; Fiftee
Subject:
Civil War; North Carolina; William Tecumseh Sherman; General Joseph E. Johnston; Army of the Tennessee; Army of the Cumberland; Francis P. Blair Jr.; Braxton Bragg; Carolinas Campaign; Charleston, South Carolina; Jefferson C. Davis; Eleventh Corps; Fiftee
Subject:
Civil War; North Carolina; William Tecumseh Sherman; General Joseph E. Johnston; Army of the Tennessee; Army of the Cumberland; Francis P. Blair Jr.; Braxton Bragg; Carolinas Campaign; Charleston, South Carolina; Jefferson C. Davis; Eleventh Corps; Fiftee
Subject:
Civil War; North Carolina; William Tecumseh Sherman; General Joseph E. Johnston; Army of the Tennessee; Army of the Cumberland; Francis P. Blair Jr.; Braxton Bragg; Carolinas Campaign; Charleston, South Carolina; Jefferson C. Davis; Eleventh Corps; Fiftee
Subject:
Civil War; North Carolina; William Tecumseh Sherman; General Joseph E. Johnston; Army of the Tennessee; Army of the Cumberland; Francis P. Blair Jr.; Braxton Bragg; Carolinas Campaign; Charleston, South Carolina; Jefferson C. Davis; Eleventh Corps; Fiftee
Subject:
Civil War; North Carolina; William Tecumseh Sherman; General Joseph E. Johnston; Army of the Tennessee; Army of the Cumberland; Francis P. Blair Jr.; Braxton Bragg; Carolinas Campaign; Charleston, South Carolina; Jefferson C. Davis; Eleventh Corps; Fiftee
Subject:
Civil War; North Carolina; William Tecumseh Sherman; General Joseph E. Johnston; Army of the Tennessee; Army of the Cumberland; Francis P. Blair Jr.; Braxton Bragg; Carolinas Campaign; Charleston, South Carolina; Jefferson C. Davis; Eleventh Corps; Fiftee
Subject:
Civil War; North Carolina; William Tecumseh Sherman; General Joseph E. Johnston; Army of the Tennessee; Army of the Cumberland; Francis P. Blair Jr.; Braxton Bragg; Carolinas Campaign; Charleston, South Carolina; Jefferson C. Davis; Eleventh Corps; Fiftee
Subject:
Civil War; North Carolina; William Tecumseh Sherman; General Joseph E. Johnston; Army of the Tennessee; Army of the Cumberland; Francis P. Blair Jr.; Braxton Bragg; Carolinas Campaign; Charleston, South Carolina; Jefferson C. Davis; Eleventh Corps; Fiftee
Subject:
Civil War; North Carolina; William Tecumseh Sherman; General Joseph E. Johnston; Army of the Tennessee; Army of the Cumberland; Francis P. Blair Jr.; Braxton Bragg; Carolinas Campaign; Charleston, South Carolina; Jefferson C. Davis; Eleventh Corps; Fiftee
Subject:
Civil War; North Carolina; William Tecumseh Sherman; General Joseph E. Johnston; Army of the Tennessee; Army of the Cumberland; Francis P. Blair Jr.; Braxton Bragg; Carolinas Campaign; Charleston, South Carolina; Jefferson C. Davis; Eleventh Corps; Fiftee
Subject:
Civil War; North Carolina; William Tecumseh Sherman; General Joseph E. Johnston; Army of the Tennessee; Army of the Cumberland; Francis P. Blair Jr.; Braxton Bragg; Carolinas Campaign; Charleston, South Carolina; Jefferson C. Davis; Eleventh Corps; Fiftee
Subject:
Civil war
Subject:
North carolina
Subject:
William Tecumseh Sherman
Subject:
General Joseph E. Johnston
Subject:
Army of the Tennessee
Subject:
Army of the Cumberland
Subject:
Francis P. Blair Jr.
Subject:
Braxton Bragg
Subject:
Carolinas Campaign
Subject:
Charleston, south carolina
Subject:
Jefferson C. Davis
Subject:
Eleventh Corps
Subject:
Fifteenth Corps
Subject:
Wade Hampton
Subject:
William J. Hardee
Subject:
Oliver O. Howard
Subject:
Daniel Harvey Hill
Subject:
Robert F. Hoke
Subject:
Joseph E. Johnston
Subject:
Judson Kilpatrick
Subject:
John A. Logan
Subject:
William W. Loring
Subject:
Joseph Mower
Subject:
Seventeenth Corps
Subject:
Sherman's March to the Sea
Subject:
Henry W. Slocum
Subject:
Twelfth Corps
Subject:
Twentieth Corps
Subject:
Joseph Wheeler
Subject:
Alpheus S. Williams
Subject:
Wilmington, north carolina
Subject:
Department of North Carolina
Subject:
Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
ifteenth Corps
Subject:
US History-1800 to Civil War
Subject:
Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and
Subject:
Florida
Subject:
Alpheus S. Willi
Subject:
ams
Subject:
William
Subject:
J. Hardee
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Civil War America
Publication Date:
August 2006
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
360
Dimensions:
9.20x6.14x.87 in. 1.16 lbs.

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Product details 360 pages University of North Carolina Press - English 9780807857847 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , "Well researched and ably written. . . . Advanced pupils will certainly learn much from this book."

KLIATT "Bentonville is a well-paced, readable book. . . .The author's extensive footnotes and bibliography evince years of dedicated research.

Journal of Southwest Georgia History" "Hughes's narrative, . . . reviewing the leadership of Johnston and Sherman and the conduct of their subordinates, is a model of its kind.

Journal of American History" "[A] well-paced, readable book that places the engagement within the context of the Carolinas Campaign.

Journal of Southwest Georgia History" One of the best accounts yet of this vicious fight.

Civil War "A well-written, comprehensive account of the last gasp of Johnston's army.

Historian"

"Synopsis" by , Nathaniel Hughes offers a full-length tactical study of this important battle. In careful detail, he lays out Confederate and Union troop movements and places the engagement within the larger military framework of the last months of the war. Analyzing the reasons for the initial success and eventual failure of Johnston's offensive, Hughes maintains that Sherman showed great restraint by remaining committed to the larger goal of reaching Goldsboro rather than stopping to pursue or destroy the defeated Confederates.
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