Hardee's Counterattack

Depiction of intense fighting during the battle of Bentonville.
This sketch shows the intense fighting seen on March 21st as Hardee's counterattack repelled Mower's charge.

Near this location, Confederate Lt. Gen. William J. Hardee led a desperate countercharge on the third day of the battle, March 21, 1865. The counterattack successfully repulsed Mower's attack on the Confederate left, saving Johnston's army from annihilation.