Site of a Shootout
— Carolinas Campaign —On Saturday morning, March 11, 1865, a brief skirmish took place here at the Market House as Confederate forces evacuated Fayetteville while Union Gen. William T. Sherman's army entered the town. A rear guard detachment under Gen. Wade Hampton surprised a Union cavalry patrol after one of the Federals came around the corner from Russell Street and then fired at Hampton on the south side of the Market House. In the ensuing engagement, several Union cavalrymen were killed or captured. Within a few hours, Hampton's forces had departed, burning the Clarendon Bridge behind them.
|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||Sunday, October 12th, 2014 at 9:16pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 693510 N 3880943|
|Decimal Degrees||35.05268333, -78.87818333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 35° 3.161', W 78° 52.691'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||35° 3' 9.66" N, 78° 52' 41.46" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||910, 919|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 28-48 Market Square, Fayetteville NC 28301, US|
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