Texas (HM3JS)

Location: Newton Grove, NC 28366 Johnston County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 18.138', W 78° 19.234'

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(Front Inscription):
remembers the valor and devotion of her sons who served at Bentonville March 19-21, 1865

The eighth Texas cavalry was engaged with the left wing of Sherman's Union army on the eve of the Battle of Bentonville. During the battle on March 21, the eighth Texas again performed valuable service in the Confederate attack on Union General Mower's Division of the Seventeenth Army Corps. Lieutenant-General William J. Hardee commanding a corps in the battle, ordered about 80 men of the eighth Texas commanded by Captain "Doc" Matthews, a mere boy, to oppose Mower's advance the Texans attacked in conjunction with other cavalry commanded by General Wheeler and Lieutenant-General Wade Hampton and Cumming's Georgia Brigade. Young "Willie" Hardee, General Hardee's only son, charged with the eighth Texas and was killed. Under heavy Confederate pressure, Mower soon withdrew his division to its original position. During the Confederate retreat from Bentonville the eighth and eleventh Texas cavalry played a prominent role.
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(Rear Inscription):
In opposing the Union pursuit from Mill Creek Bridge until the pursuers withdrew at Hannah's Creek, the Texans were surrendered with the remnants of the Army of Tennessee at Greensboro, North Carolina in May 1865.

Texas units at Bentonville
6th ? ? 7th ? ? 10th ? ? and ? 15th ? Texas Infantry
17th ? ? 18th ? ? 24th ? ? and ? 25th ? Dismounted
Cavalry ? ? 8th ? 11th ? Texas Cavalry

A memorial to Texans
who served the Confederacy
Erected by the State of Texas ? ? 1964
HM NumberHM3JS
Year Placed1964
Placed ByState of Texas
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 1:31am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 743629 N 3909861
Decimal Degrees35.30230000, -78.32056667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 18.138', W 78° 19.234'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 18' 8.28" N, 78° 19' 14.04" W
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Area Code(s)910, 919
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1339 State Rd 1188, Newton Grove NC 28366, US
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