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

Confederate First Line

 
 
Confederate First Line Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 18, 2006
1. Confederate First Line Marker
Inscription.
General W. B. Taliaferro’s
division occupied
trenches crossing the
road at this point,
March 15-16, 1865.

 
Erected 1961 by Archives and Highway Departments. Confederate Centennial Commission.
 
Location. 35° 15.11′ N, 78° 40.829′ W. Marker is near Dunn, North Carolina, in Cumberland County. Marker is on Burnett Road (North Carolina Route 82), on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is on Burnett Road, just south of the Harnett 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. Taliaferro’s Division (a few steps from this marker); Battle of Averasboro (within shouting distance of this marker); Rhett’s Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 20th Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Second Line (approx. 0.2 miles away); Oak Grove (approx. Ľ mile away); Federal Artillery (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Averasboro (approx. 0.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Dunn.
 
Also see . . .  History of the Battle of Averasboro. Averasboro Battlefield Commission.
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. W. B. Taliaferro were routed from this position around noon on March 16, 1865 and had to fall back to their second line of defense.
(Submitted on December 27, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Additional keywords. Battle of Averasboro
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Confederate First Line image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 18, 2006
3. Confederate First Line
This photo looks north, in the direction the Confederate second line.
Rhett’s Brigade, Confederate First Line and Taliaferro’s Division Markers image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, April 20, 2011
4. Rhett’s Brigade, Confederate First Line and Taliaferro’s Division Markers
Looking south along NC-82 toward Oak Grove.
Taliaferro’s Division Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 18, 2006
5. Taliaferro’s Division Monument
This monument to the brigades of Taliaferro’s Division is located near the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 966 times since then and 79 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   4. submitted on , by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.   5. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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