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

Rhett’s Brigade

 
 
Rhett’s Brigade Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, August 3, 2010
1. Rhett’s Brigade Marker
Inscription.
The brigade of Colonel
A.M. Rhett was repulsed
300 yards West on March 16,
1865, by Union troops
under Colonel Henry Case.

 
Erected 1961 by Archives and Highway Departments. Confederate Centennial Commission.
 
Location. 35° 15.132′ N, 78° 40.827′ W. Marker is near Dunn, North Carolina, in Cumberland County. Marker is on Burnett Road (North Carolina Route 82), on the right 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. Battle of Averasboro (a few steps from this marker); Taliaferro’s Division (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate First Line (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. ¼ 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
Marker on the Averasboro Battlefield Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, August 18, 2006
2. Marker on the Averasboro Battlefield
The marker is at the location of the Confederate first line of defense. The photo looks north, in the direction in which the troops of Rhett's Brigade retreated.
Battlefield Commission. (Submitted on December 27, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Rhett’s Brigade Marker in Averasboro Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, August 3, 2010
3. Rhett’s Brigade Marker in Averasboro
Rhett’s Brigade, Confederate First Line and Taliaferro’s Division Markers Photo, 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. The Oak Grove house is in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,059 times since then and 70 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   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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