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How many forum members had relatives that fought at Bentonville?

Discussion in 'Civil War History - General Discussion' started by Stony, Feb 24, 2015.

  1. ikesdad

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    Pvt Wm. A Brown - 42nd Regt Georgia Inf
     
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  3. 7thWisconsin

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    One of my wife's ancestors was in XX Corps, fought at Bentonville. Captured a week later and shipped to Belle Isle, but arrived in Richmond on April 2. So his entire POW experience was a bad ride on a slow moving squeaky train.
     
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    He was lucky; but if he was in the XX Corps at Bentonville, was he also in either the XI or XII Corps that it was composed from? I read a memoir of an Illinois soldier from that corps who was in a brand-new brigade at the beginning of the Atlanta Campaign so I know not all the XX Corps units had come from the Army of the Potomac following another long train ride.
     
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    Good timing on his part!! He beat the rest of his corps and Sherman's entire Army to Richmond LOL
     
  6. 7thWisconsin

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    He was XI Corps, from an Illinois outfit, although off the top of my head I can't remember the number.
     
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