North Carolina Monument, Averasboro Battlefield
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member showbizkid
N 35° 15.825 W 078° 40.383
17S E 711674 N 3904774
Averasboro was the 2nd to the last battle of the Carolinas Campaign. The participation of North Carolina troops in this battle is commemorated at Chicora Cemetery at the battlefield site.
Waymark Code: WMFCE
Location: North Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 06/21/2006
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member GeoGordie
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This granite monument is located at Chicora Cemetery at the Averasboro Battlefield site in Harnett County. The monument honors North Carolina's troops who participated in the battle.

The main inscription reads:

"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 Carolina
Heavy Artillery"

The left side inscription reads:

"Local Units Engaged Here
50th N.C. Regiment
Co. H Harnett County
Co. C Johnston County
Co. D Johnston County
10th N.C. Battalion
Co. B Harnett County"

Finally, the right side inscription reiterates a common refrain in North Carolina Civil War memorials and monuments:

"First at Bethel
Farthest to the Front at
Gettysburg and Chickamauga
Last at Appomattox"

This monument was placed in 1968.

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Date Installed or Dedicated: 01/01/1968

Name of Government Entity or Private Organization that built the monument: County of Harnett, Chicora Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy, Averasboro Battleground Centennial Commission

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Confederate

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