Cheraw was the home of John Inglis, who introduced the resolution that South Carolina secede from the Union. This 18th century river town became a place of refuge and a storehouse of valuables, including an official repository of Confederate gold. In March 1865, Gen. William T. Sherman visited Cheraw with more Union troops than occupied any other South Carolina city. They found it "a pleasant town and an old one with the southern aristocratic bearing." Of particular interest are St. David's Church (ca. 1770), used as a hospital during the Civil War; the cemetery with the earliest known Confederate monument (1867); and the Cheraw Lyceum Museum.
Aberdeen, North Carolina | The farm and museum provide a glimpse of everyday life in the 1800s and have been designated by the North Carolina Civil War Tourism Council as part of the North Carolina Civil War Theme Trails and the National Civil War Trails.
Dunn, North Carolina | This is the site of the 1865 Battle of Averasboro, where the outnumbered and outgunned Confederates of General Hardee's corps delayed the left wing of Gen. W.T. Sherman's army advance north from Fayetteville.
This national cemetery was established in 1865 and is associated with the nearby Union prisoner of war camp, Florence Stockade, which held as many as 12,000 prisoners between September 1864 and February 1865.
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