13th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Confederate reenactors hold the left flank at the 150th Battle of Bentonville event.
Almost three thousand reenactors refought the battle of Bentonville, the last major Confederate attack of the Civil War. The battle ended in defeat, and this Confederate army surrendered to General Sherman a few days after Lee surrendered to Grant.
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||The American Experience
||April 14, 2015, 2:55 p.m.