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Jefferson Davis Ladies Tea Party 2011 : the ladies tea at the jefferson davis 150 year celebration

Jefferson Davis Ladies Tea Party 2011

Tony Austin (rainfeather)

the ladies tea at the jefferson davis 150 year celebration

Updated: Aug 08, 2012 8:14pm PST

Civil War Reenactment Prado 2012 :

Civil War Reenactment Prado 2012

Elizabeth Heath

Updated: Apr 15, 2012 6:33pm PST

Wasioja Civil War 2011 Edited Photographs :

Wasioja Civil War 2011 Edited Photogr...

Jeff Black

Updated: Mar 30, 2012 8:23pm PST

Civil War Reenactment Vista 2012 :

Civil War Reenactment Vista 2012

Elizabeth Heath

Updated: Mar 12, 2012 10:01pm PST

Bennett Place, NC (12-29-11) : If asked where the Civil War ended most would state Appomattox, Virginia.  The fact is that nearly 100,000 confederate troops remained under arms in the southeastern states commanded by Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston.  Until these troops laid down their weapons, the war would continue.  After suffering defeat at Bentonville, Johnston was forced to engage in a constant withdrawing action in the face of Sherman's superior forces.  With the surrender of Lee's Army of Northern Virginia Johnston no longer saw the point of continuing the conflict.  Here, at the homestead of James Bennett outside Durham, North Carolina, is where the war truly ended with Johnston's surrender to General William T. Sherman on April 26, 1865.

Unfortunately, the Bennett Farm did not attract as great a level of preservation as did Appomattox.  No historic designations were given the property until the 1923 at which time the cabin had long since burned down.  The property came under the protection of the State of North Carolina in the 1960's at which point a small cabin, similar to the Bennett's and dating to the same period was moved to the property and restored in the design of the original structure.  Today, there is a nice visitor center with some interesting displays as well as a self guided tour which leads you through the property...

Bennett Place, NC (12-29-11)

Dan Weemhoff (dwhike)

If asked where the Civil War ended most would state Appomattox, Virgin ...

Updated: Dec 31, 2011 6:18pm PST

Antietam  - Today (some 1800's) :

Antietam - Today (some 1800's)

DaveValvo

Updated: Dec 27, 2011 7:21am PST

Bentonville Battlefield, NC (12-23-11) : The Battle of Bentonville was the last great battle of the American Civil War.  It took place barely two weeks before Lee's surrender at Appomattox.  The battle here was a result of Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston's strategy of attacking Union General William T. Sherman while his forces were divided as they crossed North Carolina.

Sherman, who had recently laid waste to South Carolina, was moving his army north to an eventual link-up with Grant in Virginia.  His next objective was Greensboro where he could be resupplied.  The terrain in this part of the state is quite wet and Sherman was forced to split his forces to make use of the narrow roads.  Johnston saw this as the perfect opportunity for his much smaller force to damage Sherman and he placed his troops to meet the Federals outside the small town of Bentonville.  The battle was very nearly a Confederate victory, with the Union troops nearly giving way on the first day.  However, as soon as word of the engagement reached Sherman reinforcements quickly started moving towards Bentonville.  By the second day the Confederates were outnumbered although the battle stretched into a third day before they inevitably retreated.

Less than a month later General Johnston would surrender his remaining force to General Sherman, effectively ending the Civil War.

<I><b>Battle Statistics</b></i>

<b>United States of America</b>
<b>Armies Engaged:</b>  Army of the Tennessee, Army of Georgia
<b>Commanding Officer:</b>  Major General William T. Sherman
<b>Strength:</b>  60,000
<b>Casualties:</b>  1,527 <i>or 2.6%</i> (194 killed, 1,112 wounded, 221 captured/missing)

<b>Confederate States</b>
<b>Armies Engaged:</b>  Army of the South
<b>Commanding Officer:</b>  General Joseph E. Johnston
<b>Strength:</b>  21,900
<b>Casualties:</b>  2,606 <i>or 11.9%</i> (239 killed, 1,694 wounded, 673 captured/missing)

Bentonville Battlefield, NC (12-23-11)

Dan Weemhoff (dwhike)

The Battle of Bentonville was the last great battle of the American Ci ...

Updated: Dec 25, 2011 4:59pm PST

Civil War : Battle of New Market

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lkcshots

Battle of New Market

Updated: Dec 06, 2011 6:17pm PST

Manassas Civil War Sesquicentennial : July 23 & 24, 2011

The weekend marked the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Manassas (Bull Run). These are pictures from the festivities of the Sesquicentennial Celebration in the City of Manassas. Numerous groups of re-enactors brought the Civil War to life for visitors.

Manassas Civil War Sesquicentennial

ColdSteel120

July 23 & 24, 2011 The weekend marked the 150th Anniversary of the ...

Updated: Aug 18, 2011 4:28pm PST

First Manassas Sesquicentennial : Period re-enactors at the Sesquicentennial. Marine Corps participants were from the U.S. Marine Corps History Company. A battalion of Marines fought at First Manassas.

First Manassas Sesquicentennial

StirlingR

Period re-enactors at the Sesquicentennial. Marine Corps participants ...

Updated: Jul 27, 2011 10:34pm PST