Unwanted IntrudersOn February 1, 1865, Col. George Kirk, 2nd North Carolina Mounted Infantry (U.S.), left Newport, Tennessee, with 400 cavalry and 200 infantry for a raid into Haywood County. He passed through the mountains at Mount Sterling, following the Cataloochee Turnpike up Jonathan Creek Valley to Waynesville. While in the valley, his men killed former Confederates Absolom B. Carver and James E. Rice. Kirk and his raiders also burned the home of Young Bennett in Cataloochee and then burned a school that served as a makeshift hospital for ailing Confederate soldiers.
|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||Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 9:17am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 308971 N 3932874|
|Decimal Degrees||35.52110000, -83.10671667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 35° 31.266', W 83° 6.403'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||35° 31' 15.96" N, 83° 6' 24.18" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 16 State Rd 1304, Edgefield NC 28751, US|
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