From Raiders to Pursuers
— Stoneman's Raid —(Preface): On March 24, 1865, Union Gen. George Stoneman led 6,000 cavalrymen from Tennessee into southwestern Virginia and western North Carolina to disrupt the Confederate supply line by destroying sections of the Virginia and Tennessee Railroad, the North Carolina Railroad, and the Piedmont Railroad. He struck at Boone on March 28, headed into Virginia on April 2, and returned to North Carolina a week later. Stoneman's Raid ended at Asheville on April 26, the day that Confederate Gen. Joseph E. Johnston surrendered to Union Gen. William T. Sherman near Durham.
|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||Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 2:47am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 387344 N 3922271|
|Decimal Degrees||35.43751667, -82.24116667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 35° 26.251', W 82° 14.47'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||35° 26' 15.06" N, 82° 14' 28.20" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||828, 704|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 195 Main St, Mooresboro NC 28114, US|
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