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

Sherman's March

 
 
Sherman's March image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 18, 2006
1. Sherman's March
Inscription.  Moving on Goldsboro, Sherman's army was temporarily checked by Hardee's Confederates, Mar. 16, 1865, in Battle of Averasboro 3 1/2 Mi. W.
 
Erected 1940 by Department of Conservation and Development. (Marker Number H-28.)
 
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, 1865.
 
Location. 35° 16.622′ N, 78° 37.724′ W. Marker is in Dunn, North Carolina, in Harnett County. Marker is at the intersection of Long Branch Road and South Clinton Avenue (U.S. 301), on the left when traveling west on Long Branch Road. 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 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle of Averasboro (approx. ¼ mile away); Link Wray (approx. 1.8 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Averasboro (approx. 2.1 miles away); G. B. Cashwell (approx. 2.3 miles away); William C. Lee
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(approx. 2.4 miles away); "Lebanon" (approx. 2½ miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Averasboro (approx. 2½ miles away); North Carolina (approx. 2½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dunn.
 
Sherman's March Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 18, 2006
2. Sherman's March Marker
On his march through the Carolina's, the left wing of Sherman's army were met by Confederates under Gen. Hardee. The two armies fought the Battle of Averasboro on March 15-16, 1865.
Sherman's March Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 3, 2010
3. Sherman's March Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 17, 2024. It was originally submitted on February 29, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,715 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 29, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   3. submitted on August 3, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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Apr. 17, 2024