Battle of Bentonville March 19- 21, 1865 Historical Marker
I-95 (northbound) at rest area near Fayetteville (before Exit 49), N 34°59.813, W 78°49.667
Fayetteville, NC 28312
At Bentonville, General William T. Sherman's Union army, advancing from Fayetteville toward Goldsboro, met and battled the Confederate army of General Joseph E. Johnston. General Robert E. Lee had directed the Confederates to make a stand in North Carolina to prevent Sherman from joining General U. S. Grant in front of Lee's army at Petersburg, VA.