"cheering ? rolled along the lines"
— Carolinas Campaign —(Preface):The Carolinas Campaign began on February 1, 1865, when Union Gen. William T. Sherman led his army north from Savannah, Georgia, after the "March to the Sea." Sherman's objective was to join Gen. Ulysses S. Grant in Virginia to crush Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia. Scattered Confederate forces consolidated in North Carolina, the Confederacy's logistical lifeline, where Sherman defeated Gen. Joseph E. Johnston's last-ditch attack at Bentonville. After Sherman was reinforced at Goldsboro late in March, Johnston saw the futility of further resistance and surrendered on April 26, essentially ending the Civil War.
|Series||This marker is part of the North Carolina Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||North Carolina Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 5:00pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 740567 N 3933021|
|Decimal Degrees||35.51165000, -78.34738333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 35° 30.699', W 78° 20.843'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||35° 30' 41.94" N, 78° 20' 50.58" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 200-240 E Market St, Smithfield NC 27577, US|
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