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Object Name Telegram
Catalog Number 1936.059.00007
Date March 21, 1865
Scope & Content General Joseph E. Johnston to General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard, March 21, 1865

Physical Appearance: March 21, 1865, 7:10 A. M. - General Joseph Eggleston Johnston near Bentonville, [North Carolina], to General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard - States his army is remaining there to cover removal of wounded to the railroad at Smithfield. Notes Sherman's entrenched position and superior numbers in his front. "makes further offensive impracticable." (Signed) J. E. Johnston. "No. 6" at upper left corner.
Creator Johnston, Joseph Eggleston
Archival History The set of telegrams was formerly located in the MC 3 J-526a files.
People Beauregard, Pierre Gustave Toutant (P. G. T.)
Johnston, Joseph Eggleston
Sherman, William Tecumseh
Search Terms Battle of Bentonville
Carolinas Campaign
Smithfield, North Carolina
Subjects Battles
Military exchanges
Military maneuvers
Rail transportation
Railroads
Troop movements
Wounded in war
Wounds & injuries