General Lee understood the significance of this, and commissioned Johnston to rally an army of Confederates, but this amount would only number 20,000. Johnston tried to offset this by setting a trap for Sherman's left wing, led by Slocum, and advancing on them heavily on the 19th. However, they failed to crush them to the extent that they needed, and had to retreat. For the next two days of the battle, continuous skirmeshes followed which led to Johnston fleeing the battle.
According to nchistoricsites.org, there were 1,527 Federal losses, and 2,606 Confederate, producing a combined total of 4,133. Considering that the Federal army outnumberd the Confederate by 3:1, this 2:1 ratio of deaths shows how strong the Confederate assault was. Regardless, this would lead to Johnston surrendering on April 26th, 1865, which is considered the largest troop surrender in the entirety of the Civil War. In the Battle of Bentonville, that would ultimately play a huge part in defeating the Confederate entirely, the Battle of Bentonville