Battle of Monroe's Crossroads Facts

March 10, 1865

Key facts about the Battle of Monroe's Crossroads.

Portrait of Hugh Judson Kilpatrick

Major General Judson Kilpatrick narrowly escaped being captured at the Battle of Monroe’s Crossroads when Confederate soldiers who surrounded the farmhouse in which he had spent the night failed to recognize him. [Wikimedia Commons]

Also Known As

  • Battle of Fayetteville Road
  • Battle of Blue’s Farm


  • March 10, 1865


  • Hoke County, near Fayetteville, North Carolina


Principal Union Commanders

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)


  • Inconclusive


  • 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.