Union Camp and Confederate Refuge
— Carolinas Campaign —Here in this oak grove on the front campus of Saint Mary's School for girls, Union Gen. Oliver O. Howard, commanding Gen. William T. Sherman's Right Wing, encamped in April 1865. The Federals coexisted with students and faculty for several weeks, as the school remained open. Although the Union presence created great excitement, the teachers and the rector, the Rev. Aldert Smedes, saw to it that life went on as usual. Howard, for his part, assured Smedes that "nothing was to be feared from his troops," and all remained orderly in the grove.
|Series||This marker is part of the North Carolina Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||North Carolina Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, October 27th, 2014 at 7:55am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 712109 N 3962293|
|Decimal Degrees||35.78185000, -78.65321667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 35° 46.911', W 78° 39.193'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||35° 46' 54.66" N, 78° 39' 11.58" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 2 Smedes Hall Cir, Raleigh NC 27603, US|
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