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North Carolina Civil War Trails

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(preface) The Carolina 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 objective was to join Gen. Ulysses S. Grant in Virginia to crush Gen. Robert E. Lee…
On May 1, 1865, five days after Confederate Gen. Joseph E. Johnston surrendered to Union Gen. William T. Sherman near Durham Station, approximately 12,000 to 15,000 troops of Sherman Army of the Tennessee camped in Louisburg en route to Washington, D.C. Com…
General Johnston's Military Career Named after Captain Joseph Eggleston, under whom his father Peter Johnston served in Lighthorse Harry Lee's Legion during the Revolutionary War, General Joseph Eggleston Johnston was born February 3, 1807 near Farmville…
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