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

Union Headquarters

 
 
Union Headquarters Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Lee Hattabaugh, April 20, 2011
1. Union Headquarters Marker
Inscription.  Gen. H. W. Slocum, commanding the Union forces, located his headquarters in this field, March 16, 1865.
 
Erected by Division of Archives and History. (Marker Number H-60.)
 
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 date for this entry is March 16, 1980.
 
Location. 35° 15.862′ N, 78° 40.389′ W. Marker is near Dunn, North Carolina, in Harnett County. Marker is on Bryant Road (State Highway 82), on the right when traveling south. Marker is located a short distance south of the Averasboro Battlefield Museum. 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. Chicora Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Men of South Carolina (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Averasboro (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Soldiers of McLaws Division (within shouting distance of this marker); South Carolina Troops at Battle of Averasboro, NC
Marker on the Averasboro Battlefield image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 18, 2006
2. Marker on the Averasboro Battlefield
Gen. Henry W. Slocum, commander of the Left Wing of Sherman's army, made his headquarters at this site on March 16, 1865, during the Battle of Averasboro.
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(within shouting distance of this marker); North Carolina Troops (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Battle of Averasboro (about 400 feet away); North Carolina (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dunn.
 
Additional keywords. Battle of Averasboro
 
Union Headquarters Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Lee Hattabaugh, April 20, 2011
3. Union Headquarters Marker
Looking north along NC 82.
Averasboro Battlefield Museum image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 18, 2006
4. Averasboro Battlefield Museum
This museum contains exhibits and artifacts that interpret the Battle of Averasboro. It is located north of the marker, at the site of the Confederate third defensive line.
Site of Union Headquarters image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 3, 2010
5. Site of Union Headquarters
Gen. Henry Slocum established his headquarters in this field, located near the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 30, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 27, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,205 times since then and 26 times this year. Last updated on December 6, 2020, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. Photos:   1. submitted on April 26, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.   2. submitted on December 27, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   3. submitted on April 26, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.   4. submitted on December 27, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   5. submitted on August 30, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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Aug. 15, 2022