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

Rhett’s Brigade

 
 
Rhett’s Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 3, 2010
1. Rhett’s Brigade Marker
Inscription.  The brigade of Colonel A.M. Rhett was repulsed 300 yds. W. on March 16, 1865, by Union troops under Col. Henry Case.
 
Erected 1961 by Archives and Highway Departments. Confederate Centennial Commission. (Marker Number I-71.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the North Carolina Division of Archives and History series list. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1865.
 
Location. 35° 15.132′ N, 78° 40.827′ W. Marker is near Dunn, North Carolina, in Cumberland County. Marker is on Burnett Road (State Highway 82), on the right 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. 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
Marker on the Averasboro Battlefield image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.
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(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). 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.)
 
Rhett’s Brigade Marker in Averasboro image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 3, 2010
3. Rhett’s Brigade Marker in Averasboro
Rhett’s Brigade, Confederate First Line and Taliaferro’s Division Markers image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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 was last revised on June 24, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 27, 2008. This page has been viewed 1,257 times since then and 16 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 Woodland Park, New Jersey.   2. submitted on December 27, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   3. submitted on August 4, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   4. 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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May. 22, 2022