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Stop 20: Monroe's Crossroads Battlefield Site

  • Overview

    The Battle of Monroe's Crossroads began at dawn on March 10, 1865, as Lieutenant General Wade Hampton's Confederate cavalrymen stormed Major General H. Judson Kilpatrick's Union cavalry encampment at the Charles Monroe plantation located on Blues Road. Initially routed during "Kilpatrick's Shirttail Skedaddle" Union troopers eventually regained the field in the prelude to major battles at Averasboro and Bentonville. Open for escorted tours on the first Monday of each month or by special appointment. Contact Fort Bragg Cultural Resources Management Office for individual and group tours, or call (910) 396-6680.

    Hours: Weekdays, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Exterior View or By Appointment Only.

    Next Stop: From Randolph Street make a left onto Bragg Blvd. Follow Bragg Blvd until it merges with NC 210, Murchison Road. Follow Murchison Road just past Fayetteville State University. Turn right on Blue Street. Turn left onto Bragg Blvd. Make a right onto MLK Freeway (following signs for I-95 North). From I-95 North, exit at #65 for NC-82 toward Falcon and Godwin. Continue on NC-82 following signs for Averasboro Battlefield Complex.

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