Sherman’s March, March 19, 1865: “Major-General Slocum needs aid quick” and the Right Wing turns to Bentonville

Major-General Henry Slocum fought the most important battle of his military career at Bentonville on March 19, 1865.  Away from Slocum’s battle, Federal columns began the morning continuing the advance towards Goldsboro from several directions.  By day’s end, events at Bentonville prompted changed orders and an alternate plan for March 20th.  Allow me to approachContinue reading “Sherman’s March, March 19, 1865: “Major-General Slocum needs aid quick” and the Right Wing turns to Bentonville”

150 Years Ago: Goldsborough Bridge

On the morning of this day in 1862 (December 17), a force under Major General John G. Foster reached the Wilmington & Weldon Railroad Bridge just south of Goldsborough, North Carolina. Foster’s goal was to destroy the bridge and thus break an important link in the Confederacy’s logistic system. For this task, Foster had 10,000Continue reading “150 Years Ago: Goldsborough Bridge”