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tles with Kirk and the Federal marauders
the army under Gen. Joe Johnston
evacuation of Forts
fight at town creek
engagement at Kinston
battle at Averasboro
Johnston Repulses Sherman at Bentonville
Johnston falls back to Durham
It remains now only to consider the final campaign in North Carolina.
Toward the close of 1864, Gen. J. G. Martin had been recalled from the Virginia army and placed in command of the Western department of North Carolina, with headquarters at Asheville.
Under his command were, according to Martin's return, March 10th, the following troops: Col. J. B. Palmer's brigade, embracing the Sixty-second, Sixty-fourth and Sixty-ninth (?) North Carolina regiments; Macbeth's light artillery; Erwin's battalion of Senior reserves; Thomas' legion (Love's regiment), McKamy's battalion, Indian battalion, and Barr's battery—a total force of 2,910.
It is not clear why in this report General Martin seems to count one regiment twice.
These regiments of
Anderson, J. W. Hinsdale and Charles M. Hall—all under General Baker.
At Fort Caswell, the First North Carolina battalion, Col. T. M. Jones; the Third North Carolina battalion, Capt. J. G. Moore, and the Sampson artillery were stationed.
At Fort Campbell there were three companies of North Carolina troops under Lieut. J. D. Taylor. Fort Holmes was garrisoned by eight companies of the Fortieth regiment and one company of the Third battalion; that post was commanded by Col. J. J. Hedrick.
At S left flank, and the sharpshooters in front, made no impression upon General Hoke and his men.
General Schofield, however, came to reinforce his lieutenant, and the landing of his forces made necessary the evacuation of Forts Caswell, Holmes, Campbell, Pender and Anderson.
The garrisons from these forts and part of Hagood's brigade became engaged at Town creek, and for some time gallantly defied all efforts to push them aside.
By the 7th of March, Hoke was near Kinston and part of the Sout