Raleigh in Wake County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Fall of Raleigh
Erected 1940 by State Historical Commission. (Marker Number H-29.)
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 date for this entry is April 13, 1865.
Location. 35° 45.537′ N, 78° 38.311′ W. Marker is in Raleigh, North Carolina, in Wake County. Marker is on City Farm Road, 0.2 miles east of South Wilmington Street, on the right when traveling east. Marker is located in front of Cardinal International Trucks and across the street from the Capital Area Transit facility. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 150 City Farm Road, Raleigh, NC 27603, Raleigh NC 27603, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mount Hope Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (approx. ¾ mile away); Leonard Medical School (approx. 0.8 miles away); Estey HallGovernor’s Palace of North Carolina (approx. 0.9 miles away); Shaw University (approx. 0.9 miles away); General Grant (approx. 0.9 miles away); Governor’s Palace (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Raleigh.
Regarding Fall of Raleigh. After the Civil War began, Governor Zebulon Baird Vance ordered the construction of breastworks around the city as protection from Union troops. During General Sherman's Carolinas Campaign, Raleigh was captured by Union cavalry under the command of General Hugh Judson Kilpatrick on April 13, 1865. After the Confederate cavalry retreated west, the Union soldiers followed, leading to the nearby Battle of Morrisville. The city was spared significant destruction during the War, but due to the economic problems of the post-war period and Reconstruction, it grew little over the next several decades.
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia: Hugh Judson Kilpatrick. (Submitted on June 6, 2010, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.)
2. Wikipedia: Carolinas Campaign. (Submitted on June 6, 2010, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.)
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