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Bethania in Forsyth County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Stoneman's Raid

 
 
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By Michael C. Wilcox, July 18, 2019
1. Stoneman's Raid Marker
Inscription.  At nightfall Monday April 10, 1865, 4,000 Union cavalry under Gen. Stoneman entered Bethania on route from tearing up the Greensboro to Danville Railroad to crossing the Shallowford to free captured Union troops in Salisbury. Stoneman left near midnight, that same night. On April 12, Union cavalry again occupied Bethania. April 13 through April 22, up to 700 Confederate soldiers passed daily through Bethania, seeking food as they walked dirt roads to distant homes after Lee's surrender at Appomattox on April 9, Palm Sunday. Confusion from Stoneman's Raid and the long passage of hungry, defeated Confederates led to suspension of Passion Week services at Bethania Moravian.
 
Location. 36° 10.727′ N, 80° 20.367′ W. Marker is in Bethania, North Carolina, in Forsyth County. Marker is at the intersection of Bethania Road and Main Street, on the right when traveling east on Bethania Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bethania NC 27010, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lord Cornwallis (a few steps from this marker); Plank Road (within shouting distance of this marker); Bethania
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By Michael C. Wilcox, July 18, 2019
2. Stoneman's Raid Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Wolff-Moser House (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Bethania (within shouting distance of this marker); Alpha Chapel (within shouting distance of this marker); Great Wagon Road (approx. 0.3 miles away); Cedar Grove School (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bethania.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Stoneman's Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, July 18, 2019
3. Stoneman's Raid Marker
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on September 26, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 26, 2019, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 41 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 26, 2019, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
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