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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. (Marker Number I-72.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 35° 15.11′ N, 78° 40.829′ W. Marker is near Dunn, North Carolina, in Cumberland County. Marker is on Burnett Road (State Highway 82), on the left when traveling south. Marker is on Burnett Road, just south of the Harnett County line. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dunn NC 28335, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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. ¼ mile away); "Oak Grove" (approx. ¼ mile away); Federal Artillery
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.
(approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Averasboro (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dunn.
 
Also see . . .
1. History of the Battle of Averasboro. Averasboro Battlefield Commission. (Submitted on December 27, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. NC Markers page. (Submitted on July 4, 2019, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.)
 
Additional keywords. Battle of Averasboro
 
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 was last revised on August 19, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 27, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,115 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 27, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   4. submitted on April 26, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.   5. submitted on December 27, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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Nov. 25, 2020