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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Dunn, North Carolina

 
Clickable Map of Cumberland County, North Carolina and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Cumberland County, NC (111) Bladen County, NC (10) Harnett County, NC (31) Hoke County, NC (6) Moore County, NC (16) Robeson County, NC (17) Sampson County, NC (7)  CumberlandCounty(111) Cumberland County (111)  BladenCounty(10) Bladen County (10)  HarnettCounty(31) Harnett County (31)  HokeCounty(6) Hoke County (6)  MooreCounty(16) Moore County (16)  RobesonCounty(17) Robeson County (17)  SampsonCounty(7) Sampson County (7)
Location of Dunn, North Carolina
    Cumberland County (111)
    Bladen County (10)
    Harnett County (31)
    Hoke County (6)
    Moore County (16)
    Robeson County (17)
    Sampson County (7)
 
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1North Carolina (Cumberland County), Dunn — I-73 — "Oak Grove"
Plantation home of John Smith, used as a Confederate hospital during the Battle of Averasboro, March 16, 1865.Map (db m160946) HM
2North Carolina (Cumberland County), Dunn — 20th Corps
1st Division 1st Brigade         2nd Brigade 5th Conn. 46th PA. 2nd Mass. 13th NJ 123rd NY. 141st NY. 107th NY. 150th NY. 3rd Wisc 3rd Brigade 82nd Ill. 101st Ill. 61st Oh. 82nd Oh. 143rd NY. 31st Wisc 3rd Division 1stBrigade         2nd . . . Map (db m14737) HM
3North Carolina (Cumberland County), Dunn — I-72 — Confederate First Line
Gen. W. B. Taliaferro’s division occupied trenches crossing the road at this point, March 15-16, 1865.Map (db m160942) HM
4North Carolina (Cumberland County), Dunn — I 74 — Federal Artillery
From a point 50 yards west three batteries of artillery under Major J. A. Reynolds shelled the Confederate first line of earthworks.Map (db m31600) HM
5North Carolina (Cumberland County), Dunn — I-75 — Federal Hospital
The 1865 home of Wm. Smith, 100 yds E., was used as a hospital for Union troops in the Battle of Averasboro, March 15-16, 1865.Map (db m160941) HM
6North Carolina (Cumberland County), Dunn — I-71 — Rhett’s Brigade
The brigade of Colonel A.M. Rhett was repulsed 300 yds. W. on March 16, 1865, by Union troops under Col. Henry Case.Map (db m160944) HM
7North Carolina (Cumberland County), Dunn — Taliaferro’s Division
Elliott’s Brigade 22nd GA BN         28th GA BN Hanleiter’s BN         Manigault’s BN 2nd SC Heavy Arty BN Gist Guard Arty 6th NC BN Armory Guards Rhett’s Brigade 1st SC Inf (Reg) 1st SC Heavy Arty BN Lucas’s SC BN Artillery Batallion . . . Map (db m14735) HM
8North Carolina (Harnett County), Dunn — H 97 — "Lebanon"
Farquhard Smith’s home was used as Confederate hospital during the Battle of Averasboro, March 15-16, 1865.Map (db m162488) HM
9North Carolina (Harnett County), Dunn — Averasboro Battlefield Museum
Top Left: John C. Smith home (Oak Grove) built in 1793, used as a Union Hospital in the Battle of Averasboro. Top right: William T. Smith home, built in 1834, used as a Union Hospital in the Battle of Averasboro. Middle . . . Map (db m31783) HM
10North Carolina (Harnett County), Dunn — Battle of AverasboroThird Confederate Defensive Line — Carolinas Campaign —
Preface: The Carolinas Campaign began on February 1, 1865, when Union Gen. William T. Sherman led his army north from Savannah, Georgia, after the “March to the Sea.” Sherman's objective was to join Gen. Ulysses S. Grant in . . . Map (db m3741) HM
11North Carolina (Harnett County), Dunn — Battle of AverasboroUnion Route to Bentonville — Carolinas Campaign —
(Preface): The Carolinas Campaign began on February 1, 1865, when Union Gen. William T. Sherman led his army north from Savannah, Georgia, after the “March to the Sea.” Sherman’s objective was to join Gen. Ulysses S. Grant in . . . Map (db m5091) HM
12North Carolina (Harnett County), Dunn — Battle of AverasboroPhase Two – March 16, 1865
You are standing at the center of the second phase of fighting in the Battle of Averasboro, March 15,16, 1865. On the morning of March 16th, after the fight of the preceding afternoon around John Smith’s house 2 miles south on this road, Union . . . Map (db m5833) HM
13North Carolina (Harnett County), Dunn — Battle of AverasboroPhase One – March 15, 16, 1865
You are standing near the center of the first phase of fighting in the Battle of Averasboro, March 15-16, 1865. On March 15th the left wing of General Sherman’s Union army, commanded by General H.W. Slocum, was advancing along this road (A) from . . . Map (db m41993) HM
14North Carolina (Harnett County), Dunn — Battle of AverasboroSherman’s Left Wing Departs Averasboro — Carolinas Campaign —
(Preface):The Carolinas Campaign began on February 1, 1865, when Union Gen. William T. Sherman led his army north from Savannah, Georgia, after the “March to the Sea.” Sherman’s objective was to join Gen. Ulysses S. Grant in . . . Map (db m160759) HM
15North Carolina (Harnett County), Dunn — Battle of Averasboro
Battle of Averasboro March 16, 1865 --------------- [ Right of Monument: ] In memory of our Confederate Dead who fell upon that day. ---------------- [ Back of Monument: ] The hearts that were true to their country and God shall . . . Map (db m161953) HM
16North Carolina (Harnett County), Dunn — Chicora Cemetery
In grateful memory of the brave men who sleep in Chicora Cemetery. They fought their last fight March 16, 1865 on this third line breastworks of Averasboro Battlefield.Map (db m34301) HM
17North Carolina (Harnett County), Dunn — Confederate Second Line
On the morning of March 16, 1865, Taliaferro’s division fell back to earthworks which crossed the road here.Map (db m14732) HM
18North Carolina (Harnett County), Dunn — Confederate Soldiers of McLaws Division
McLaws Division Blanchard’s Brigade 1st and 2nd   BN SC Reserves 6th and 7th   BN SC Reserves Kay’s Co SC Reserves Conner’s Brigade 2nd SC         3rd SC 7th SC         8th SC 15th SC         20th SC 3rd SC BN Fiser’s Brigade 1st GA . . . Map (db m161952) HM
19North Carolina (Harnett County), Dunn — Draughon Cross Roads
Named for George and Hardy Draughon, brothers who came from Edgecombe County about 1795, and purchased land joining both roads. George lived near this spot. Later he moved to 9/10 mile beyond Beamon’s Cross Roads, Hwy. No. 421, died and was buried . . . Map (db m34680) HM
20North Carolina (Harnett County), Dunn — H 118 — G. B. Cashwell1862-1916
"Pentecostal Apostle of the South." Inspired by Azusa Street Mission in Los Angeles in 1906, he led revival ¼ mi. S.W.Map (db m70382) HM
21North Carolina (Harnett County), Dunn — Men of South Carolina
On this field March 15-16, 1865, men of South Carolina stood with men of other Southern states and fought bloodily and bravely for their beliefs and way of life. In doing so they wrote their names in imperishable letters in the book of glory. [Back . . . Map (db m161955) HM
22North Carolina (Harnett County), Dunn — North Carolina Troops
In memory of the North Carolina Troops that so valiantly resisted the advance of a superior Federal army at the Battle of Averasboro March 15-16, 1865 Fiftieth North Carolina Regiment Seventy Seventh North Carolina Regiment Tenth Battalion North . . . Map (db m15760) HM
23North Carolina (Harnett County), Dunn — Prelude to Averasboro
Late in 1864, two large Union armies, one in Virginia and the other in Georgia, were beginning to squeeze the Confederacy to defeat. Grant held Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia immobile at Petersburg, while Sherman, with 60,000 men, captured Atlanta . . . Map (db m41994) HM
24North Carolina (Harnett County), Dunn — H 28 — Sherman's March
Moving on Goldsboro, Sherman's army was temporarily checked by Hardee's Confederates, Mar. 16, 1865, in Battle of Averasboro 3½ Mi. W.Map (db m5835) HM
25North Carolina (Harnett County), Dunn — South Carolina Troops at Battle of Averasboro, NC
On this field March 15-16, 1865, men of South Carolina stood with men of other Southern States and fought bloodily and bravely for their beliefs and way of life. In doing so they wrote their names in imperishable letters in the book of glory.Map (db m161220) HM
26North Carolina (Harnett County), Dunn — H 60 — Union Headquarters
Gen. H. W. Slocum, commanding the Union forces, located his headquarters in this field, March 16, 1865.Map (db m161956) HM
 
May. 13, 2021