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Roaring River in Wilkes County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Stoneman's Raid

 
 
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By Michael C. Wilcox
1. Stoneman's Raid Marker
Inscription.  On a raid across western N.C. Gen. A. C. Gillem led part of Stoneman's U.S. cavalry through this vicinity, March 28, 1865.
 
Erected 2012 by North Carolina Office of Archives and History. (Marker Number N-10.)
 
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 March 28, 1865.
 
Location. This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby. 36° 12.36′ N, 81° 0.22′ W. Marker is in Roaring River, North Carolina, in Wilkes County. Marker is at the intersection of Elkin Highway (State Highway 268) and White Plains Road, on the right when traveling east on Elkin Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Roaring River NC 28669, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Richard Allen, Sr. (a few steps from this marker); Benjamin Cleveland (approx. 3˝ miles away); North Wilkesboro Speedway (approx. 3.9 miles away); The Kings Mountain Campaign of 1780
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By Michael C. Wilcox, June 25, 2012
2. Stoneman's Raid Marker
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(approx. 8.6 miles away); Surry County Muster Site (approx. 8.6 miles away); Surry Muster Field (approx. 8.6 miles away); Wilkes County World War I Memorial (approx. 8.6 miles away); Memorial Avenue (approx. 8.6 miles away).
 
More about this marker. The original N-10 marker was erected in Blowing Rock, NC, in 1940 to mark the 75th anniversary of Stoneman's Raid. It read, "Stoneman's Raid - On a raid through western North Carolina Gen. Stoneman's U.S. Cavalry passed through Blowing Rock, March 28, 1865." The 1940 marker was removed by the state highway department during highway construction. A replacement marker cast in 2012 was erroneously erected here in Roaring River. Though the raiders did pass through here, the N-10 marker was recently relocated 38 miles west of here to Blowing Rock, NC, to conform to Stoneman's movements on March 28, 1865.
 
Also see . . .  Marker finally finds its way home. The Stoneman Gazette (Submitted on November 18, 2015, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.) 
 
Stoneman's Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, June 25, 2012
3. Stoneman's Raid Marker
Stoneman's Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox
4. Stoneman's Raid Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 21, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 25, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 536 times since then and 24 times this year. Last updated on June 20, 2016, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 25, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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