Brother against BrotherOn October 17, 1863, Union Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside reported from Knoxville, Tennessee, that "a regiment of North Carolina troops we are now organizing here yesterday captured Warm Springs, N.C., and now hold Paint Rock Gap." This regiment, the 2nd North Carolina Mounted Infantry, included Confederate army deserters and more than 70 men recruited at Shelton Laurel, a community northeast of here. At Shelton Laurel the previous January, Confederate troops executed prisoners "suspected of Unionism" and of raiding the town of Marshall. The 2nd North Carolina was the first of two Union regiments raised nearby in the mountains of western North Carolina and East Tennessee. In capturing Warm Springs, the regiment overran a detachment of the 25th North Carolina Infantry (C.S.A.) on October 16 and then established its headquarters here on the grounds of the Warm Springs Hotel.
|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 6th, 2014 at 7:26pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 335273 N 3973950|
|Decimal Degrees||35.89598333, -82.82521667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 35° 53.759', W 82° 49.513'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||35° 53' 45.54" N, 82° 49' 30.78" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 290 River Rd, Hot Springs NC 28743, US|
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