Sugar Grove in Watauga County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Watauga County Home Guard
In February 1865, a Federal officer traditionally identified as Capt. James Champion led 103 men from the Unionist stronghold of Banner Elk and surrounded Camp Mast at night. McGuire and the men of Company A, on duty here at the time, were caught by surprise in the morning. McGuire polled his men and found that sixty favored surrender while eleven voted to fight it out. He surrendered, and Champion destroyed the camp and marched his prisoners west through Banner Elk to Ibnnessee. Once they crossed the state line to Shell Creek, the men who had voted to surrender were paroled and set free, while the rest ,were marched to
Harvey Bingham enlisted in Co. E, 37th North Carolina troops in September 1861, He was promoted to lieutenant in December 1861. Bingham was wounded in the head during the Second Battle of Manassas in August 1862 and resigned soon thereafter. In mid-1863, he was appointed captain (later major), 11th Battalion North Carolina Home Guard. After the war, Bingham moved to Statesville, where he practiced law.
Erected by North Carolina Civil War Trails.
Marker series. This marker is included in the North Carolina Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 36° 15.793′ N, 81° 47.116′ W. Marker is in Sugar Grove, North Carolina, in Watauga County. Marker is on Dale Adams Road north of Georges Gap Road (Route 1213), on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sugar Grove NC 28679, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cove Creek High School (here, next to this marker); Military Veterans of Western Watauga County (here, next to this marker); Valle Crucis Episcopal Mission (approx. 4.6 miles away); Stanley Harris Ginseng Trade (approx. 6.3 miles away); Stoneman's Raid (approx. 6.7 miles away); Appalachian State University (approx. 7 miles away); Shepherd M. Dugger (approx. 8.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Sugar Grove.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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