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

"Oak Grove"

 
 
Oak Grove Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Robert Cole, June 6, 2010
1. Oak Grove Marker
Inscription.  Plantation home of John Smith, used as a Confederate hospital during the Battle of Averasboro, March 16, 1865.
 
Erected 1961 by Archives and Highway Departments. Confederate Centennial Commission. (Marker Number I-73.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureSettlements & SettlersWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the North Carolina Division of Archives and History series list. A significant historical date for this entry is March 16, 1848.
 
Location. 35° 14.905′ N, 78° 40.854′ 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, between W Thornton Road (NC-1783) and Overcreek Lane. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8713 Burnett Road, Dunn NC 28335, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Federal Artillery (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Confederate First Line (approx. ¼ mile away); Taliaferro’s Division (approx. ¼ mile away); 20th Corps
Marker on the Averasboro Battlefield image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 18, 2006
2. Marker on the Averasboro Battlefield
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(approx. ¼ mile away); Battle of Averasboro (approx. ¼ mile away); Rhett’s Brigade (approx. ¼ mile away); Confederate Second Line (approx. half a mile away); Federal Hospital (approx. 1.1 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.)
 
Additional keywords. Battle of Averasboro
 
Oak Grove image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 18, 2006
3. Oak Grove
The home of John C. Smith, Oak Grove was heavily damaged during the March 15-16, 1865 Battle of Averasboro.
Oak Grove Marker & Former Hospital image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Robert Cole, June 6, 2010
4. Oak Grove Marker & Former Hospital
Confederate Hospital location image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Robert Cole, June 8, 2010
5. Confederate Hospital location
Civil War era plantation home of John Smith undergoing extensive restoration by the Averasboro Battlefield Museum.
Oak Grove image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Lee Hattabaugh, April 20, 2011
6. Oak Grove
Photo located on "Battle of Averasboro/Confederate First Defensive Line" NC Civil War Trails marker.
Oak Grove image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Lee Hattabaugh, April 20, 2011
7. Oak Grove
Oak Grove house on the left. Modern house on the right is located in former Oak Grove location. Looking south with Burnett Road (NC-82) on the left.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 24, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 27, 2008. This page has been viewed 1,796 times since then and 28 times this year. Last updated on November 26, 2020, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. Photos:   1. submitted on June 11, 2010, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.   2, 3. submitted on December 27, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   4. submitted on June 6, 2010, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.   5. submitted on June 11, 2010, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.   6, 7. 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. 24, 2022