Battle of Averasboro March 15-16, 1865. Preservation efforts are ongoing at the site of this delaying action that helped set the stage for the March 19-21, 1865 Battle of Bentonville. The Averasboro battle site straddles today's Cumberland-Harnett County line on N.C. Hwy. 82, just west of I-95.
Teaching with Historic Places - National Register
The Battle of Bentonville: Caring for Casualties of the Civil War
By studying this new lesson plan on Bentonville, students will better understand how battlefield medical care developed during the Civil War, particularly in the Union Army. Written by former site manager John Goode and former N.C. Historic Sites curator of education Elaine Beck.
American Battlefield Protection Program
The National Park Service's battlefield preservation organization. ABPP has been involved with preserving the battlefield of Bentonville.
New York Times on the Web
Connections for students, teachers, and parents. Grades 3-12.
Virginia Center for Digital History
Promoting American history and culture via the World Wide Web
American Civil War
Dakota State University's fine list of Civil War sites. Great categories.
American Civil War Home Page
University of Tennessee's amazing site with numerous links.
Civil War Preservation Trust
America's largest non-profit organization devoted to the preservation of our nation's endangered Civil War battlefield lands. CWPT has been involved with preserving the battlefield of Bentonville.
Civil War Interactive & BlueGrayDaily
Joe Avalon's entertaining site is the most popular stop on the 'Net for Civil War enthusiasts.
National Historic Landmarks Program
Nationally significant historic places designated by the Secretary of the Interior because they possess exceptional value or quality in illustrating or interpreting the heritage of the United States. Bentonville Battlefield is a National Historic Landmark.
United States Army Military History Institute
The USAMHI preserves the Army's history by ensuring access to historical research materials. It serves as the primary research facility for the historical study of the U.S. Army, in order to foster a greater understanding of the Army's role in our nation's history and in its future.
United States Civil War Center
Louisiana State University's federally designated, interdisciplinary research institution devoted to furthering the study of all aspects of the Civil War and Reconstruction.
XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg
Near Fayetteville, N.C. - One of the finest military installations in the country. The cavalry battle at Monroe's Crossroads--between the forces of Wade Hampton and Judson Kilpatrick--occurred March 10, 1865, on what is now part of the Fort Bragg military reservation (no public access). Various units from Bragg have participated in special events at Bentonville over the years.
The Marx E. Cohen House, ca. 1845
Learn about the boyhood home of a Confederate artillerist Marx E. Cohen Jr., who was killed at Bentonville. Cohen was with Hart's (Halsey's) Battery of Wade Hampton's horse artillery. Having been involved in a duel the morning of March 19, 1865, Cohen was killed later that day by Union artillery fire as the Battle of Bentonville began in earnest. Though he is buried in South Carolina, Cohen's name appears on the marble monument at Bentonville erected by the Goldsboro Rifles in 1893. This monument marks a mass grave containing the remains of some 360 fallen Confederate soldiers.