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Eleven battles and seventy-three skirmishes were fought in North Carolina during the Civil War. Although the number of men involved in many of these engagements was comparatively small, the campaigns and battles themselves were crucial in the grand strategy of the conflict and involved some of the most famous generals of the war. John Barrett presents the complete story of military engagements across the state, including the classical pitched battle of Bentonville, the siege of Fort Fisher, the amphibious campaigns on the coast, and cavalry sweeps such as Stoneman's raid. From and through North Carolina, men and supplies went to Lee's army in Virginia, making the Tar Heel state critical to Lee's ability to remain in the field during the closing months of the war, when the Union had cut off the West and Gulf South. This dependence upon North Carolina led to Stoneman's cavalry raid and Sherman's march through the state in 1865, the latter of which brought the horrors of total war and eventual defeat.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780807845202
ISBN-10: 0807845205
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 156mm x 35mm)
Pages: 495
Imprint: The University of North Carolina Press
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Publish Date: 28-Feb-1995
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - John G. Barrett

John G. Barrett is professor emeritus of history at Virginia Military Institute. He is author of several books, including Sherman's March Through the Carolinas, and coeditor of North Carolina Civil War Documentary.

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