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Mt. Airy in Surry County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Stoneman’s Raid

 
 
Stoneman’s Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, April 14, 2012
1. Stoneman’s Raid Marker
Inscription.  On a raid through western North Carolina Gen. Stoneman’s U.S. cavalry passed through Mount Airy, April 2-3, 1865.
 
Erected 1995 by Division of Archives and History. (Marker Number M 8.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 36° 29.863′ N, 80° 36.502′ W. Marker is in Mt. Airy, North Carolina, in Surry County. Marker is on Rockford Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mount Airy NC 27030, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Andy Griffith Show (within shouting distance of this marker); 90 MM Gun Tank M47 Patton (approx. 1.4 miles away); Siamese Twins (approx. 3.3 miles away); Patrick County / North Carolina (approx. 4.8 miles away in Virginia); Stuart's Birthplace (approx. 5.4 miles away in Virginia); Laurel Hill (approx. 5.4 miles away in Virginia); Historic Roadbed (approx. 5.4 miles away in Virginia); The Stuart Graveyard (approx. 5½ miles away in Virginia). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mt. Airy.
 
Also see . . .
Marker in Mount Airy Historic District image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 6, 2010
2. Marker in Mount Airy Historic District

1. Stoneman’s Raid, March 23 – April 26, 1865. (Submitted on August 6, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. Major General George Stoneman Led the Last American Civil War Cavalry Raid. HistoryNet.com website. (Submitted on August 6, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

3. "Stoneman's Raid, 1865" by Chris J. Hartley. (Submitted on April 14, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.)
 
Additional comments.
1. Award-winning book on Stoneman's Raid
I went to a book talk today by the author, Chris J. Hartley, of a recently published book titled "Stoneman's Raid, 1865". The event was at the Mt. Airy Museum of Regional History. Mr. Hartley led a fascinating presentation on Stoneman's Raid and the making of his award-winning book. I've added a link to the book's website on this page. Reviews indicate it is a well-researched book, and I look forward to reading my autographed copy. I couldn't resist a visit to the nearby historic marker on the subject, and have added a few photos that I hope enhance this entry in the HMdb. Note To Editor only visible by Contributor and editor    
    — Submitted April 14, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem,
Marker on Rockford Street image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 6, 2010
3. Marker on Rockford Street
North Carolina.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 6, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 972 times since then and 68 times this year. Last updated on April 14, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Photos:   1. submitted on May 4, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.   2, 3. submitted on August 6, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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