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  • Monument Name

    Taliaferro’s Division Monument, Averasboro Battlefield, Dunn

  • Type

    Marker

  • Subjects

    Civil War

  • City

    Dunn

  • County

    Cumberland

  • Description

    The monument is a granite slab commemorating the division that manned the first line of defense for the Confederates during the Battle of Averasboro. The slab is rectangular with a shallow point at the top, giving it a tombstone-like appearance.

    Images: Front inscription | Rear inscription

  • Inscription

    Front: 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 / LEGARDEUR’S BTRY / STUART’S BTRY /

    Rear: DEDICATED TO THE / CONFEDERATE SOLDIERS / OF TALIAFERRO’S DIVISION / WHO FOUGHT AND DIED / DURING / THE BATTLE OF AVERASBORO / MARCH 15-16, 1865

  • Custodian

    Averasboro Battlefield Commission

  • Dedication Date

    1999

  • Decade

    1990s

  • Geographic Coordinates

    35.251900 , -78.680500 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      "Averasboro - Civil War Battlefield, Museum, Gift Shop, and Special Events," Averasboro.com, (accessed February 4, 2011) Link

      "Averasboro Civil War Battlefield and Museum, Dunn, Harnett County," Photo 00602010, NC ECHO Photo Database, (accessed January 19, 2014) Link

      "Taliaferro's Division," The Historical Marker Database, (accessed February 18, 2011) Link

      North Carolina History Project. "Prelude to the Battle of Averasboro," (accessed January 19, 2014) Link

      Waymarking.com. "Taliaferro's Division Monument, Averasboro Battlefield, North Carolina," (accessed January 19, 2014) Link

  • Public Site

    Yes

  • Materials & Techniques

    Granite

  • Sponsors

    Averasboro Battlefield Commission

  • Subject Notes

    This division manned the first line of defense for the Confederates during the Battle of Averasboro

  • Location

    The marker is located near Dunn, in Cumberland County. It sits on Burnett Road (North Carolina Route 82), just south of the Harnett County line.

  • Landscape

    The monument is located at the site of the first line of the Confederate defense and is within walking distance of a number of other markers.

  • Death Space

    Yes

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