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The Battle of Monroe's Crossroads

March 10, 1865 in Hoke County, North Carolina

Union Forces Commanded by
Brig. Gen. Judson Kilpatrick
Strength Killed & Wounded Missing/Captured
1,850 183 ?
Confederate Forces Commanded by
Maj. Gen. Joseph Wheeler and
Lt. Gen. Wade Hampton
Strength Killed & Wounded Missing/Captured
3,000 86 ?
Conclusion: Inconclusive / Draw
Sherman's Carolinas Campaign
   As Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman's army advanced into North Carolina, Brig. Gen. Judson Kilpatrick's Cavalry Division screened its left flank. On the evening of March 9, 2 of Kilpatrick's brigades encamped near the Charles Monroe House in Cumberland (now Hoke) County.

Early on the 10th, Confederate cavalry under the command of Lt. Gen. Wade Hampton surprised the Federals in their camps, driving them back in confusion and capturing wagons and artillery.
The Federals regrouped and counterattacked, regaining their artillery and camps after a desperate fight. With Union reinforcements on the way, the Confederates withdrew.

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