Sherman's Carolinas Campaign

Battle of Averasboro, North Carolina
15-16 March 1865

The Battle of Averasboro (Averysborough) began with a confederate attach on the 9th Michigan. The battle is sometimes called Taylor’s Hole Creek, Smithville, Smiths Ferry, or Black River.

Order of Battle - 21st Michigan Summary

Military Division of the Mississippi
Major General William T. Sherman

Left Wing (Army of Georgia)
Major General Henry W. Slocum 

XIV Corps 
Bvt. Major General Jefferson C. Davis   

First Division
Brigadier General William P. Carlin

Second Brigade  
Bvt. Brig. Gen. George P. Buell

 21st Michigan
Bvt. Major Arthur C. Prince

battlefield map Click on image to view a map of the battlefield. Please remember maps are large files and will download very slowly. 
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Other Michigan units that participated in the battle.

9th Michigan Cavalry

10th Michigan Infantry

13th Michigan Infantry

14th Michigan Infantry

19th Michigan Infantry




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