Danbury in Stokes County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
— Confederate Lifeline —
During Stoneman’s occupation of the county, his men put the nearby Moratock Iron Works out of commission. The Confederacy relied on this and similar charcoal-fired furnaces to furnish iron for the foundries that produced cannons, swords, and rifles.
Stoneman soon received word of Lee’s surrender in Virginia at Appomattox Court House on April 9. Gen. Joseph E. Johnston’s surrender near Durham, North Carolina, on
Gen. George Stoneman was born in Lakewood, N.Y., on August 8, 1822. He graduated in 1846 from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, where his roommate his junior year was Thomas J. Jackson, later nicknamed Stonewall. After graduation, Stoneman served in the Mexican War and was then assigned to California. He returned there after the Civil War and served as governor, 1883-1887. Later, in ill health, he moved to Buffalo, N.Y., where he died on September 5, 1894.
(lower left) McCandless Hotel, ca. 1830. Nathaniel Moody constructed this tavern before 1860 to accommodate visitors to the mineral springs, and Dr. W.W. McCandless bought the Inn in 1870. Moody and John Pepper also built the nearby Moratock Iron Furnace, called “Moody’s Tunnel Iron Works,” in 1843.
(upper right) Gen. George Stoneman - Courtesy Library of Congress
Erected by North Carolina Civil War Trails.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the North Carolina Civil War Trails series list. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1865.
Location. 36° 24.569′ N, 80° Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Danbury NC 27016, 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. Stokes County Troops C.S.A (a few steps from this marker); Stokes County World War I Monument (a few steps from this marker); Stoneman’s Raid (within shouting distance of this marker); Stack-Bickett Law Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Gabriel Moore (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Moratock Furnace (approx. 0.3 miles away); Moratock Iron Furnace (approx. half a mile away); Lewis David von Schweinitz (approx. 1˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Danbury.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 3, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 787 times since then and 93 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 3, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.