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Since the mid-1960s the community surrounding the Town of Four Oaks has been preserving the history of Bentonville Battlefield until today nearly 40,000 visitors a year visit this pristine Civil War Battlefield.  For those visitors eager to explore what lies beyond I-95, the community of Four Oaks offers heritage, recreation, hunting and a quaint downtown area for shopping and dining.

Bentonville Battlefield, a National Historic Landmark, was the site of the largest Civil War Battlefield in the state of North Carolina, fought on March 19-21, 1865.The Battle of Bentonville, was the last full-scale action of the Civil War in which a Confederate army was able to mount a tactical offensive. This major battle, the largest ever fought in North Carolina, was the only significant attempt to defeat the large Union army of Gen. William T. Sherman during its march through the Carolinas in the spring of 1865.

Bentonville Battlefield Pull-Offs Visitors may drive throughout the rural area and stop at several Civil War Trail driving pull-offs, and walk the confederate cemetery and union earthworks trails. The museum and visitor center offers displays and interprets many artifacts from the three-day battle. Several events are held throughout the year from March to December, check the calendar of events listings often for the next special event.  

Visitors can shop along Four Oaks Main Street. There are clothing boutiques, eateries, and an old fashioned general store to explore; while you're there buy a coke in a glass bottle or purchase a local piece of hand-crafted art.



Listed below are recent press releases regarding Four Oaks:

NC Band Season & Snare Win Shorty Award

Summer Artillery Living History Event at Bentonville

Celebrate Christmas with Civil War Soldiers


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