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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 Wm.
Smith, 100 yds E., 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. (Marker Number I-75.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
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 (State Highway 82) and Ross W Road (State Highway 1801), on the left when traveling south on Burnett Road. 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 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 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
Federal Hospital Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 18, 2006
2. Federal Hospital Marker
(approx. 1.3 miles away); 20th Corps (approx. 1.3 miles away); Battle of Averasboro (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dunn.
 
Also see . . .  NC Markers page. (Submitted on July 4, 2019, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.)
 
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 buried 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 was last revised on November 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 27, 2008. This page has been viewed 1,479 times since then and 7 times this year. Last updated on November 26, 2020, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. Photos:   1. submitted on August 4, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 27, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   6, 7. submitted on June 6, 2010, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.   8. submitted on April 26, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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