With only weeks to go before the war was over, fighting at Bentonville was fierce enough to result in nearly 5,000 American casualties, Union and Confederate. The commanders in this brief North Carolina campaign were two of the best of the war -- "Old" Joe Johnston and William Tecumseh "Cump" Sherman. In Virginia, two of the other top commanders -- R.E. Lee and U.S. Grant -- were still slagging away on the Petersburg-Richmond front.
Today's Rune: Wholeness.