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Stewart-Malloy House
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NCDaywalker
N 34° 44.570 W 079° 24.997
17S E 644943 N 3845666
Quick Description: This is the birth place of Union General Joseph Hawley. The house has been restore and until recently was the residence of a local family. Gen. Hawley would later return to North Carolina and play a major role in the war and a period afterwards.
Location: North Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 7/13/2009 5:11:18 AM
Waymark Code: WM6RCR
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 6

Long Description:
Trails sign located at 18601 Harry Malloy Road, Exit Highway 74 onto Business 74 East, turn right onto Rocky Ford Road (which becomes Harry Malloy Road) and travel 1.5 miles – Union Gen. Joseph Roswell Hawley was born here in 1826, moving north in 1837. Hawley returned to the area with the Union army after the fall of Wilmington and stayed on as the Military Reconstruction commander in the area. Part of Sherman's army marched by the house March 8.

After making his famous "March to the Sea" to Savannah, Ga., in late 1864, Union Gen. William T. Sherman cast his eyes northward toward the Carolinas and a possible link-up with Gen. U.S. Grant, who then was tightening his noose around Gen. Robert E. Lee at Petersburg, Va.

Sherman's army of 60,000 entered South Carolina in February 1865 and moved quickly north, burning the capital at Columbia and destroying and looting countless civilian farms and plantations.

Entering North Carolina the first week in March, Sherman marched toward Goldsboro, an important railroad junction sitting on what had been "Lee's Lifeline." Union forces quickly captured Fayetteville and burned the arsenal there. Confederate resistance at Averasboro was swept aside.

Confederate commander Gen. Joseph Johnston managed to assemble a force large enough to put up a fight at Bentonville March 19–21, but the weight of Sherman's advance eventually overwhelmed him.

Johnston withdrew, his army ending up west of Raleigh. After more than a week of negotiation near Durham, Johnston surrendered his troops April 26, 1865.

More reading

Last Stand in the Carolinas: The Battle of Bentonville by Mark Bradley, published by DaCapo Press 1996

This Astounding Close, The Road to Bennett Place by Mark Bradley, published by the University of North Carolina Press 2000

Sherman's March through North Carolina by Angley, Cross and Hill, published by Division of Archives and History, North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources

From the web site: (visit link)
Type of site: Historic Home

18601 Harry Malloy Road,
Laurinburg, NC USA

Admission Charged: No Charge

Website: [Web Link]

Driving Directions:
Trails sign located at 18601 Harry Malloy Road, Exit Highway 74 onto Business 74 East, turn right onto Rocky Ford Road (which becomes Harry Malloy Road) and travel 1.5 miles

Phone Number: Not listed

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