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By Bill Coughlin, August 18, 2006
Battle of Averasboro Markers
North Carolina (Harnett County), Dunn — Prelude to Averasboro
Late in 1864, two large Union armies, one in Virginia and the other in Georgia, were beginning to squeeze the Confederacy to defeat. Grant held Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia immobile at Petersburg, while Sherman, with 60,000 men, captured Atlanta . . . — Map (db m41994) HM
North Carolina (Harnett County), Dunn — Battle of AverasboroPhase One – March 15, 16, 1865
You are standing near the center of the first phase of fighting in the Battle of Averasboro, March 15-16, 1865. On March 15th the left wing of General Sherman’s Union army, commanded by General H.W. Slocum, was advancing along this road (A) from . . . — Map (db m41993) HM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Dunn — Federal Hospital
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. — Map (db m14745) HM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Dunn — I 74 — Federal Artillery
From a point 50 yards west three batteries of artillery under Major J. A. Reynolds shelled the Confederate first line of earthworks. — Map (db m31600) HM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Dunn — Oak Grove
Plantation home of John Smith, used as Confederate hospital during the Battle of Averasboro, March 16, 1865. — Map (db m41995) HM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Dunn — 20th Corps
1st Division 1st Brigade         2nd Brigade 5th Conn. 46th PA. 2nd Mass. 13th NJ 123rd NY. 141st NY. 107th NY. 150th NY. 3rd Wisc 3rd Brigade 82nd Ill. 101st Ill. 61st Oh. 82nd Oh. 143rd NY. 31st Wisc 3rd Division 1stBrigade         2nd . . . — Map (db m14737) HM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Dunn — Rhett’s Brigade
The brigade of Colonel A.M. Rhett was repulsed 300 yards West on March 16, 1865, by Union troops under Colonel Henry Case. — Map (db m14736) HM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Dunn — Taliaferro’s Division
Elliott’s Brigade 22nd GA BN         28th GA BN Hanleiter’s BN         Manigault’s BN 2nd SC Heavy Arty BN Gist Guard Arty 6th NC BN Armory Guards Rhett’s Brigade 1st SC Inf (Reg) 1st SC Heavy Arty BN Lucas’s SC BN Artillery Batallion . . . — Map (db m14735) HM
North Carolina (Harnett County), Dunn — H 28 — Sherman's March
Moving on Goldsboro, Sherman's army was temporarily checked by Hardee's Confederates, Mar. 16, 1865, in Battle of Averasboro 3½ Mi. W. — Map (db m5835) HM
North Carolina (Harnett County), Dunn — Battle of AverasboroUnion Route to Bentonville — Carolinas Campaign
(Preface): The Carolinas Campaign began on February 1, 1865, when Union Gen. William T. Sherman led his army north from Savannah, Georgia, after the “March to the Sea.” Sherman’s objective was to join Gen. Ulysses S. Grant in . . . — Map (db m5091) HM
North Carolina (Harnett County), Dunn — H 60 — Union Headquarters
General H. W. Slocum, commanding the Union forces, located his headquarters in this field, March 16, 1865. — Map (db m14748) HM
North Carolina (Harnett County), Dunn — Confederate Soldiers of McLaws Division
McLaws Division Blanchard’s Brigade 1st and 2nd   BN SC Reserves 6th and 7th   BN SC Reserves Kay’s Co SC Reserves Conner’s Brigade 2nd SC         3rd SC 7th SC         8th SC 15th SC         20th SC 3rd SC BN Fiser’s Brigade 1st GA . . . — Map (db m15759) HM
North Carolina (Harnett County), Dunn — Men of South Carolina
On this field March 15-16, 1865, men of South Carolina stood with men of other Southern states and fought bloodily and bravely for their beliefs and way of life. In doing so they wrote their names in imperishable letters in the book of glory. [Back . . . — Map (db m15758) HM
North Carolina (Harnett County), Dunn — North Carolina Troops
In memory of the North Carolina Troops that so valiantly resisted the advance of a superior Federal army at the Battle of Averasboro March 15-16, 1865 Fiftieth North Carolina Regiment Seventy Seventh North Carolina Regiment Tenth Battalion North . . . — Map (db m15760) HM
North Carolina (Harnett County), Dunn — Confederate Second Line
On the morning of March 16, 1865, Taliaferro’s division fell back to earthworks which crossed the road here. — Map (db m14732) HM
North Carolina (Harnett County), Dunn — Battle of AverasboroThird Confederate Defensive Line — Carolinas Campaign
Preface: The Carolinas Campaign began on February 1, 1865, when Union Gen. William T. Sherman led his army north from Savannah, Georgia, after the “March to the Sea.” Sherman's objective was to join Gen. Ulysses S. Grant in . . . — Map (db m3741) HM
North Carolina (Harnett County), Dunn — Averasboro Battlefield Museum
Top Left: John C. Smith home (Oak Grove) built in 1793, used as a Union Hospital in the Battle of Averasboro. Top right: William T. Smith home, built in 1834, used as a Union Hospital in the Battle of Averasboro. Middle . . . — Map (db m31783) HM
North Carolina (Harnett County), Dunn — Battle of AverasboroPhase Two – March 16, 1865
You are standing at the center of the second phase of fighting in the Battle of Averasboro, March 15,16, 1865. On the morning of March 16th, after the fight of the preceding afternoon around John Smith’s house 2 miles south on this road, Union . . . — Map (db m5833) HM
North Carolina (Harnett County), Dunn — Battle of AverasboroSherman’s Left Wing Departs Averasboro — Carolinas Campaign
(Preface):The Carolinas Campaign began on February 1, 1865, when Union Gen. William T. Sherman led his army north from Savannah, Georgia, after the “March to the Sea.” Sherman’s objective was to join Gen. Ulysses S. Grant in . . . — Map (db m5895) HM
North Carolina (Harnett County), Dunn — H 97 — Lebanon
Farquhard Smith’s home was used as Confederate hospital during the Battle of Averasboro, March 15-16, 1865. — Map (db m31574) HM

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