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Asheville in Buncombe County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Stoneman's Raid

 
 
Stoneman's Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 19, 2008
1. Stoneman's Raid Marker
Inscription.  On a raid through western North Carolina Gen. Stoneman's U.S. Cavalry occupied Asheville on April 26, 1865.
 
Erected 1988 by Division of Archives and History. (Marker Number P-9.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the North Carolina Division of Archives and History series list. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1775.
 
Location. 35° 33.298′ N, 82° 32.33′ W. Marker is in Asheville, North Carolina, in Buncombe County. Marker is on Hendersonville Road (U.S. 25). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Asheville NC 28803, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rutherford Trace (approx. 0.7 miles away); The County of Buncombe (approx. 0.9 miles away); Biltmore House (approx. 0.9 miles away); Flood of 1916 (approx. one mile away); Biltmore Dairy Bar (approx. 1.2 miles away); Frederick Law Olmsted (approx. 1.3 miles away); Birthplace of American Forestry (approx. 1.3 miles away); Smith-McDowell House (approx. 1˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Asheville.
 
Regarding Stoneman's Raid.
Stoneman's Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 19, 2008
2. Stoneman's Raid Marker
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In March 1865, toward the end of the Civil War, Union Gen. George Stoneman led nearly 6,000 cavalrymen through the western portion of North Carolina and southwestern Virginia from Tennessee in what is known as Stoneman's Raid.
 
Biltmore School image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 19, 2008
3. Biltmore School
The marker is located in front of the Historical Biltmore School.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 22, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 20, 2008, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,987 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 20, 2008, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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