Key facts about the Battle of Monroe's Crossroads.
Also Known As
- Battle of Fayetteville Road
- Battle of Blue’s Farm
- March 10, 1865
- Hoke County, near Fayetteville, North Carolina
Principal Union Commanders
- Major General Judson Kilpatrick
Principal Confederate Commanders
Union Forces Engaged
- Kilpatrick’s Cavalry Division
Confederate Forces Engaged
- Wheeler’s Cavalry Division
- Hampton’s Cavalry Division
- Butler’s Cavalry Division
Number of Union Soldiers Engaged
- Roughly 1,850
Number of Confederate Soldiers Engaged
- Roughly 3,000
Estimated Union Casualties
- 183 (killed, wounded, captured/missing)
Estimated Confederate Casualties
- 86 (killed, wounded, captured/missing)
- The Battle of Monroe’s Crossroads was one of the last major cavalry conflicts of the Civil War.
- In the aftermath of the Battle of Monroe’s Crossroads, Union troops occupied Fayetteville, North Carolina on the afternoon of March 10, 1865. By that time, all of the Confederates had crossed the Cape Fear River and torched the Clarendon Bridge behind them.
- The site of the Battle of Monroe’s Crossroads is located in what is now Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
Timeline of the Carolinas Campaign
These are the main battles and events of the Carolinas Campaign in order.