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Bentonville, North Carolina: Defender of the Southland Statue

Second statue erected to honor the memory of General Joseph E. Johnston in the US, and the only Confederate general's statue erected in North Carolina. Jaunty pose of Johnston pointing, by artist Carl Regutti. Accompanied by a Confederate battle flag.

5244 Harper House Rd, Bentonville, NC
From the traffic circle in Newton Grove. Exit traffic circle onto US-701N/Main Street. Turn right on Harper House Road. Site on left.
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Defender of the Southland Statue.

Defender of the Southland Statue

The General Joseph E. Johnson statue is at the Bentonville battleground in North Carolina.

[Jimmy Hood, 07/06/2014]

It's increasingly rare to see new statues created celebrating Confederate leadership. Johnson is considered the last rebel general to fight effectively against Union forces, in March 1865, the waning months of the long, long Civil War. He clashed in Bentonville, and ultimately surrendered there. The statue stands on part of the battlefield, defiantly just outside the state-run section, because the "Defender of the Southland" was not officially proposed or approved.

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