Driving Tour

Bentonville Battlefield Driving Tour

Confederate High Tide Tour Stop

March 19, 1865: 4:30 p.m. - Dark

Confederate High Tide

The final Confederate attacks on the first day of battle - Morris Farm and South of the Goldsboro Road.

March 19, 1865: Late Afternoon - Dark

Union Artillery

Union defense of the Morris Farm, including positions of the XX Corps artillery. Also includes final actions south of the Goldsboro Road on the first day of battle.

Cole's Plantation and Morgan's Stand Tour Stop

March 19, 1865: 2:45 - 3:45 p.m.

Cole's Plantation

Main charge of the Confederate Army of Tennessee and Taliaferro's Division, including the rout of Carlin's Union division and Fearing's counterattack.

March 19, 1865: 3:45 - 4:30 p.m.

Hoke's Attack

Attack of Hoke's Confederate division on Morgan's Union position south of the Goldsboro Road. Also includes elements of the Army of Tennessee in rear of Morgan, and the advance of Cogswell's Union brigade.

March 19, 1865: 3:45 - 4:30 p.m.

Morgan's Stand

Morgan's struggle to maintain position south of the Goldsboro Road. Includes attack of Hoke's Confederate division, elements of the Army of Tennessee in rear of Morgan, and the advance of Cogswell's Union brigade.

N.C. Junior Reserves Tour Stop

March 19-20, 1865

N.C. Junior Reserves

First position at Cole's Farm on March 19, and change of position on March 20, 1865. Also includes approach of the Union Right Wing, with overview of maneuvers on March 20.

Mower's Charge and Village of Bentonville Tour Stop

March 21, 1865: 12:00 p.m. - Dark

Mower's Charge

Advance of Mower's Union division toward the village of Bentonville and Mill Creek Bridge, with positions of Fuller's and Tillson's brigades. Also includes a portion of the extended engagement between the Confederate Hoke-McLaws line and the Union Right Wing.

March 21, 1865: Mid-Afternoon - Dark

Hardee's Countertattack

Confederate counterattack on Mower's Union division, showing defense of Mill Creek Bridge and flood of reserves to the Confederate left flank. Also includes a portion of the extended engagement between the Confederate Hoke-McLaws line and the Union Right Wing.

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