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Map 2: Bentonville Battlefield.
[Graphic] Map 2 with link to higher quality map.

This map shows the fighting on March 19, 1865, the first day of the Battle of Bentonville. The arrows indicate movement of troops. The solid lines indicate the different positions where troops were stationed to fight.

Questions for Map 2

1. How close did the fighting come to the Harper House?

2. Why might the Harper House have been chosen as the field hospital over the other homes and structures in the map during the Battle of Bentonville?

3. How do you think the injured were evacuated from the battleground?

* The map on this screen has a resolution of 72 dots per inch (dpi), and therefore will print poorly. You can obtain a high quality version of Map 2, but be aware that the file may take as much as 30 seconds to load with a 28.8K modem.

 

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