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The Confederate LeftWing, part of a longhook-shaped line de-signed to trap theUnion forces, extendedacross the road hereon March 19. Thissector, occupied byMaj. Gen. R. F. Hoke'sDivision, was evacuatedon March 20. A newline parallel to theroad was…
Brig. Gen. W. P. Carlin'sDivision attacked theConfederate line abovethe road here on March19. Repulsed, they threwup works but weredriven out by the Con-federate charge.
Stood in this field.Scene of heavy fighting,March 19. Destroyedon March 20 by Con-federate artillery toprevent sniping.
One-half mile south ofthis point, across the road, Brig. Gen. J. D.Morgan's Union Div-ision halted the mainConfederate charge,March 19, 1865, in oneof the fiercest engage-ments of the battle.
After overrunning twoUnion lines abovethis road, the Confed-erates crossed herein the main assaultof March 19, 1865.Union reinforcementshalted their advancein the woods belowthe road.
Across the fields be-hind this marker theConfederate Right Wingmade five attacks onUnion positions to theleft, March 19, 1865.They were thrown backby the XX Federal Corps.
Union batteries (26guns) formed a linehere, March 19. These guns covered retreatingFederals during theConfederate chargesand finally haltedthe advance of theConfederate Right Wing.
Maj. Gen. H. W. Slocum,commanding Sherman'sLeft Wing, had head-quarters in this field,March 19-21, 1865.
Constructed by FirstMichigan Engineers andothers, March 19, 1865. Occupied by Federalsthroughout the battle.Works begin 75 yardsbehind this marker.
Field hospital of theXX Corps during theBattle of Bentonvillewas located here.Four hundred Unionsoldiers, wounded inthe Battle of Averas-boro (16 miles west) onMarch 16, were broughthere for treatment.