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Tryon in Polk County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Stoneman's Raid

 
 
Stoneman's Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, September 7, 2008
1. Stoneman's Raid Marker
Inscription. On a raid through western North Carolina Gen. Stoneman's U.S Cavalry fought Southern Troops at Howard's Gap. 4 Mi. North, April 22, 1865
 
Erected 1940 by State Historical Commission. (Marker Number 0-11.)
 
Location. 35° 13.72′ N, 82° 14.017′ W. Marker is in Tryon, North Carolina, in Polk County. Marker is at the intersection of Lynn Road (State Highway 108) and Old Howard Gap Road and Story Road, on the right when traveling south on Lynn Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tryon NC 28782, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sidney Lanier (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Sidney Lanier (approx. 0.2 miles away); Tryon Mountain (approx. 0.3 miles away); Harmon Field (approx. one mile away); Tryon Peak (approx. 1.1 miles away); Tryon Toy House (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Tryon Horse (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Block House (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tryon.
 
Regarding Stoneman's Raid. In March 1865, toward the end of the Civil War, Union Gen. George Stoneman led nearly 6,000 cavalrymen through the western
Stoneman's Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, September 7, 2008
2. Stoneman's Raid Marker
portion of North Carolina and southwestern Virginia from Tennessee in what is known as Stoneman's Raid.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 7, 2008, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,025 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 7, 2008, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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