The Carolinas Campaign & Events Surrounding Bennett Place

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  • Sherman presents Savannah to Lincoln as Christmas gift.

    Sherman presents Savannah to Lincoln as Christmas gift.
    Sherman presents the city of Savannah, Georgia, intact, to President Lincoln as a Christmas gift, completing his "March to the Sea" campaign.
  • Sherman departs Savannah, Carolina campaign begins.

    Sherman departs Savannah, Carolina campaign begins.
    Sherman departs Savannah, Carolina campaign begins.
  • Battle of Rivers Bridge

    Battle of Rivers Bridge
    McLaws attempt to prevent Sherman from crossing the Salkehatchie River and delay the approach to Columbia, S.C.
  • Columbia SC surrenders to Sherman.

    Columbia SC surrenders to Sherman.
    Columbia SC surrenders to Sherman.
  • Lee orders Johnston to command Army of the South

    Lee orders Johnston to command Army of the South
    General Robert E. Lee orders Joseph E. Johnston to take over command of the combined armies of Georgia, Florida, the Carolinas and the Army of the Tennessee.
  • Wyse Fork

    Wyse Fork
    Braxton Braggs forces out of Wilimington resist Schofield from the 7th to the 10th.
  • Monroes Cross Roads

    Monroes Cross Roads
    Union cavalry under Kilpatrick counterattack after surprise attack by Wade Hampton's C.S.A. cavalry.
  • Union cavalry repulsed outside of Fayetteville, NC.

    Union cavalry repulsed outside of Fayetteville, NC.
    Kilpatrick's Union cavalry fails to break through Hardee's lines at Plank Road northeast of Fayetteville, NC.
  • Battle of Averasboro, NC.

    Battle of Averasboro, NC.
    Hardee's Confederates swept aside at the Battle of Averasboro after stalling the advancing Union for one valuable day.
  • Battle of Bentonville - Day One

    Battle of Bentonville - Day One
    Near disaster for the Union, Carlin's division routed.
  • Battle of Bentonville - Day Two

    Battle of Bentonville - Day Two
    Light skirmishing on the field as each side re-aligns, Army of the South move their wounded to Johnston's headquarters in Smithfield.
  • Battle of Bentonville - Day Three

    Battle of Bentonville - Day Three
    The Confederate army fails in its last chance to achieve a decisive victory over the Union army in North Carolina, fall back across Mill Creek, burning the bridge behind them.
  • Confederate surrender at Appomattox Courthouse

    Confederate surrender at Appomattox Courthouse
    Lee surrenders Army of Northern Virginia to Grant's Army of the Potomac.
  • Lincoln fatally shot at Ford's Theater

    Lincoln fatally shot at Ford's Theater
    President Lincoln fatally shot by John Wilkes Booth at the Ford's Theater showing of "Our American Cousin".
  • Initial terms of treaty at Bennett Place

    Initial terms of treaty at Bennett Place
    Initial terms accepted by General Joseph E. Johnston signed.
  • Final terms of treaty at Bennett Place signed

    Final terms of treaty at Bennett Place signed
    Second pact signed by General Joe Johnston, effectively disarming the remaining 90,000 Confederates of armies of the Carolinas, Georgia, Tennessee and Florida.
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    The Carolinas Campaign

    Sherman's departure from Savannah up to the final signing at Bennett Place.
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    Battle of Bentonville

    Battle of Bentonville, NC.
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    Bennet Place

    Truce negotiations at the Bennett Farm.