Sherman's Carolinas Campaign

Battle of Bentonville, North Carolina
March 19-21, 1865

The Battle of Bentonville was the last full-scale action of the Civil War in which the Confederate army was able to mount a tactical offensive. This is the largest battle fought in North Carolina and was the only significant attempt to defeat the Union Army of Major General William T. Sherman during its march through the Carolinas in the spring of 1865.

Order of Battle - 21st Michigan Summary

Grand Army of the West 
Military Division of the Mississippi

Major General William T Sherman   

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

14th Army Corps 
Bvt. Major General Jefferson C. Davis

First Division
Brigadier General William P. Carlin

Second Brigade  
Bvt. Brigadier General George P. Buell 
(205 Causalities)  

21 Michigan
Bvt. Major Arthur C. Prince
Lieutenant Colonel Loomis K. Bishop

13 Michigan
Colonel Joshua B. Culver
Major Willard G. Eaton
Captain Silas A. Yerkes


Bentonville Battleground web site by the North Carolina Office of Archives and History.

   Excellent account of the little studied battle, which was the last major battle fought by a Confederate army. A very detailed site covering action during the battle with both maps and text.

A short story about Lieutenant Bates of the 21st Michigan during the Battle.
21st Michigan Casualties



or Missing


Other Michigan Units Assigned to the Grand Army of the West Serving in the LEFT WING (Army of Georga)

C Company, 1st Michigan Artillery
Lieutenant William W . Hyzer

10th Michigan Infantry
Colonel Charles M. Lum
Captain William H. Dunphy

14th Michigan Infantry
Lieutenant Colonel George W. Grummond



19th Michigan Infantry
Major David Anderson

9th Michigan Cavalry
Colonel George S. Acker

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