Confederate North Carolina Junior Reserve Line

Confederate North Carolina Junior Reserve Line (HM3DY)

Location: Four Oaks, NC 27524 Johnston County
Country: United States of America

N 35° 18.971', W 78° 17.844'

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In front of you is where the North Carolina Junior Reserves stood as the Army of Tennessee made its last grand charge against Carlin's division at the Cole plantation on March 19, 1865. Three regiments and one battalion of Junior Reserves were assigned to Hoke's Division - the 70th, 71st, and 72nd North Carolina regiments (1st, 2nd, and 3rd Junior Reserves); and Millard's (20th) Battalion.

The Junior Reserves, assigned to Hoke's Division, numbered nearly 1,000 muskets in the field. Called the "seed corn of the Confederacy," eight battalions of North Carolina Junior Reserves (boys 17 to 18 years old) were created in the summer of 1864. The Junior Reserves saw action at Weldon, Fort Fisher, and Wise Fork. Despite that service, they were still underestimated for their fighting skills and Gen. Braxton Bragg did not use them in the main Confederate assault on March 19. However, when the Confederate line was realigned on March 20, the Junior Reserves - with only makeshift breastworks - fought against the Union skirmishers and held their position for the rest of the battle.
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HM NumberHM3DY
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Year Placed2005
Placed ByNorth Carolina Civil War Trails
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 1:04am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 745694 N 3911458
Decimal Degrees35.31618333, -78.29740000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 18.971', W 78° 17.844'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 18' 58.26" N, 78° 17' 50.64" W
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Area Code(s)919, 910
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 853 State Rd 1194, Four Oaks NC 27524, US
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