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Stop 14: Old Bluff Church and Cemetery

  • Overview

    As you face north entering the Old Bluff churchyard and cemetery, you are pointed in the direction in which the lead element of Union General William T. Sherman's Left Wing advanced on March 14, 1865. Over two days, the wing's 30,000 officers and men, with their supplies and equipment, passed by in the face of sporadic and increasing Confederate resistance.That resistance culminated in the Battle of Averasboro on March 15-16 and the Battle of Bentonville on March 19-21.

    Hours: Daily before dusk. Exterior view only. Open to the public.

    Next Stop: Turn around on Old Bluff Church Road. Make a Left onto Sisk Culbreth Road. Make a Left onto Burnett Road. Battlefield markers will appear on your Left. Turn Left into Averasboro Battlefield Museum.

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