— Confederate Lifeline —Early in April 1865, Union Gen. George Stoneman cavalry moved from Tennessee into Virginia and then south through Danbury to destroy railroad track, warehouses, and supplies that supported Gen. Robert E. Lee Army of Northern Virginia. Stoneman led 4,000-5,000 men as a long train of supply and ambulance wagons, artillery pieces and caissons, and pack mules. He expected to encounter resistance in Stokes County but found none. While in Danbury on April 9-10, Stoneman established his headquarters here at Moody Tavern. The second floor of the structure offered a commanding view of the area from its east-and west-facing rooms, allowing Stoneman and his staff to observe his camp and any approaching enemy forces.
|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||Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 5:10am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 571163 N 4029660|
|Decimal Degrees||36.40948333, -80.20630000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 36° 24.569', W 80° 12.378'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||36° 24' 34.14" N, 80° 12' 22.68" W|
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|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling South|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 303 Courthouse Cir, Danbury NC 27016, US|
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