Near Dunn in Harnett County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
South Carolina Troops at Battle of Averasboro, NC
Erected 1965 by The South Carolina Confederate War Centennial.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is March 15, 1865.
Location. 35° 15.823′ N, 78° 40.367′ W. Marker is near Dunn, North Carolina, in Harnett County. Marker can be reached from Burnett Road (State Highway 82) half a mile north of Magurder Rd., on the right when traveling north. The South Carolina and other Confederate State markers and monuments are located at the Averasboro Cemetery one mile south of the museum. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dunn NC 28334, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Confederate Soldiers of McLaws Division (a few steps from this marker); Battle of Averasboro (a few steps from this marker); Men of South Carolina (within shouting distance Chicora Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Battle of Averasboro (within shouting distance of this marker); North Carolina Troops (within shouting distance of this marker); Union Headquarters (within shouting distance of this marker); North Carolina (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dunn.
More about this marker. The battlefield is small compared to others like Gettysburg or Sharpsburg, yet it is one of the most beautiful locations on a dedicated War of the Confederate States and United States battlefield tour.
Regarding South Carolina Troops at Battle of Averasboro, NC. South Carolina was the first state to secede from the United States and was the example for other states considering independence. South Carolina troops were the first to battle when US troops refused to leave South Carolina soil peaceably.
Almost four years later South Carolinians fought General Slocum's Yankees on the field of Averasboro. They fired and charged with personal fury against the same Yankees that sacked and burned their homes in South Carolina after Sherman's "March to the Sea" the earlier winter.
Though outgunned and half starved General Hardee again gave battle at Bentonville days after. Inevitably the brave South Carolinans and their comrades surrendered with General Johnston
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