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Near Dunn in Harnett County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Confederate Second Line

 
 
Confederate Second Line Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 18, 2006
1. Confederate Second Line Marker
Inscription.
On the morning of March
16, 1865, Taliaferro’s
division fell back
to earthworks which
crossed the road here.

 
Erected 1961 by Archives and Highway Departments. Confederate Centennial Commission.
 
Location. 35° 15.288′ N, 78° 40.728′ W. Marker is near Dunn, North Carolina, in Harnett County. Marker is at the intersection of Bryant Road (North Carolina Route 82) and W Thornton Road (North Carolina Route 1783), on the left when traveling south on Bryant Road. Click for map. Marker is on Bryant Road, just north of the Cumberland County Line. Marker is in this post office area: Dunn NC 28335, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rhett’s Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battle of Averasboro (approx. 0.2 miles away); Taliaferro’s Division (approx. 0.2 miles away); Confederate First Line (approx. 0.2 miles away); 20th Corps (approx. ¼ mile away); Oak Grove (approx. half a mile away); Federal Artillery (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Averasboro (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Dunn.
 
Also see . . .  History of the Battle of Averasboro. Averasboro
Marker on the Averasboro Battlefield image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 18, 2006
2. Marker on the Averasboro Battlefield
The troops of Confederate Gen. Stephen Elliott's brigade of Taliaferro's Division held the earthworks at this location on March 16, 1865 until the line was broken in the early afternoon. The Confederates then fell back to the third and final line of defense located near the present-day Averasboro Battlefield Museum.
Battlefield Commission. (Submitted on December 27, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Additional keywords. Battle of Averasboro
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Confederate Second Line Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 3, 2010
3. Confederate Second Line Marker
Confederate Second Line Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, April 20, 2011
4. Confederate Second Line Marker
Looking south from West Thornton Rd (SR 1783) along NC 82.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 984 times since then and 105 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   3. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   4. submitted on , by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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