Bentonville Battlefield

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Bentonville Battlefeild
Bentonville Battlefield is located in North Carolina
Bentonville Battlefield
Location Bentonville Township, Johnston County, North Carolina, USA
Nearest city Newton Grove, North Carolina
Coordinates 35°18′23″N 78°19′26″W / 35.30639°N 78.32389°W / 35.30639; -78.32389Coordinates: 35°18′23″N 78°19′26″W / 35.30639°N 78.32389°W / 35.30639; -78.32389
Area 7.3 square miles
Built 1865
Governing body State
NRHP Reference # 70000460
Significant dates
Added to NRHP February 26, 1970[1]
Designated NHL June 19, 1996[2]

Bentonville Battleground, also known as Bentonville Battleground State Historic Site, was the location in North Carolina of the Battle of Bentonville in the waning days of the American Civil War.

The battleground area may include the Harper House, itself listed on the National Register.

It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1996.[2][3]


Visitors to the Bentonville Battlefield may also tour the restored Harper House, which has been furnished as a Civil War field hospital, and includes a reconstructed kitchen and slave quarters. Exhibits at the park's visitor center focus on the battle, and include interactive maps, artifacts and displays about soldiers and commanders from both armies.[4] There is also a 10-minute audiovisual program about the battle. Outdoor exhibits in the park include the Federal XX Corps reserve trenches, the Harper family cemetery, a Confederate mass grave, several monuments and a field fortification exhibit.[5]


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ a b "Bentonville Battleground". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-02-18. 
  3. ^ John Goode, Paul Hawke, James H. Charleton, and Patty Henry (November 22f, 1994). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination:" (pdf). National Park Service.  Check date values in: |date= (help) and Accompanying 4 photos, undated PDF (32 KB)
  4. ^ New Exhibits
  5. ^ Facilities

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