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Bentonville Battlefield

Newton Grove & Bentonville, North Carolina
County of Johnston.
Along State Routes 1008 & 1009
National Register Number: 70000460
Resource type: District.
Property type: Defense - battle site. The threat level was Satisfactory in
Congressional District: NC-2 Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: State Historic Site.
Web Site: www.ah.dcr.state.nc.us/sections/hs/bentonvi/bentonvi.htm.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - June 19, 1996):
The Battle of Bentonville, where two military titans of the Civil War--Gens. William T. Sherman and Joseph E. Johnston--faced each other for the final time in a major battle, was the last occasion on which a Confederate army mounted an all-out offensive during the Civil War. The loss here was the Confederacy's death knell, for it fatally weakened their last mobile field army.

The NHL has no threats at this time.

The site is currently at work on a comprehensive preservation and resource protection plan for Bentonville. With the aid of the National Park Service, Bentonville historians, Archives and History staff members, local surveyors, and the Jaeger Company of Atlanta, Ga., the site has implemented a sophisticated GPS (Global Positioning Satellite) project to map resources within the study area

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