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

Federal Hospital

 
 
Federal Hospital Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 3, 2010
1. Federal Hospital Marker
Inscription.
The 1865 home of William
Smith, 100 yards East, was
used as a hospital for
Union troops in the
Battle of Averasboro,
March 15-16, 1865.

 
Erected 1961 by Archives and Highway Department. Confederate Centennial Commission.
 
Location. 35° 13.99′ N, 78° 40.704′ W. Marker is near Dunn, North Carolina, in Cumberland County. Marker is at the intersection of Burnett Road (North Carolina Route 82) and Ross W Road (North Carolina Route 1801), on the left when traveling south on Burnett Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dunn NC 28335, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle of Averasboro (within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing); Prelude to Averasboro (within shouting distance of this marker); Federal Artillery (approx. 0.9 miles away); Oak Grove (approx. 1.1 miles away); David M. Williams (approx. 1.2 miles away); Confederate First Line (approx. 1.3 miles away); Taliaferro’s Division (approx. 1.3 miles away); 20th Corps (approx. 1.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Dunn.
 
Also see . . .  Averasboro Plantations.
Federal Hospital Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 18, 2006
2. Federal Hospital Marker
Averasboro Battlefield Commission. (Submitted on December 27, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Marker on the Averasboro Battlefield image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 18, 2006
3. Marker on the Averasboro Battlefield
William Smith House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 18, 2006
4. William Smith House
The house of William Turner Smith, built around 1835, was used by Sherman's army as a field hospital, and Union dead were dead in the garden. The initial skirmish on the battlefield occurred in the area surrounding the house.
Federal Hospital on the Averasboro Battlefield image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 18, 2006
5. Federal Hospital on the Averasboro Battlefield
This house is located on Ross W Road, a short distance from the marker. The photo looks west, in the direction of the marker.
Federal Hospital (2010) image. Click for full size.
By Robert Cole, June 6, 2010
6. Federal Hospital (2010)
Photo taken from the front (north) on Ross West Road. Actual coordinates for the structure itself are Latitude 35.232484N, Longitude 78.67595W.
Federal Hospital Marker & Structure image. Click for full size.
By Robert Cole, June 6, 2010
7. Federal Hospital Marker & Structure
Photo taken from west side of Burnett Road (Hwy 82) showing Ross West Road leading to Federal Hospital in the distance.
Future home of Transportation Museum image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, April 20, 2011
8. Future home of Transportation Museum
Owned and Operated by The Averasboro Battlefield Commission, Inc. (Non Profit Corp.) Sign is located in front of the Wm. Smith house.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,279 times since then and 130 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   6, 7. submitted on , by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.   8. submitted on , by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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