Yadkinville in Yadkin County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
On June 17, 1861, the Yadkin Gray Eagles, the first Confederate company raised in the county, assembled on the courthouse grounds. In a ceremony held where the present courthouse stands between US. Rte. 601, Elm Main and Jackson Streets, the ladies of Yadkin County presented Capt. John Kerr Connally a flag made from their silk dresses. The Gray Eagles became Co. B, 11th Regiment North Carolina Infantry, later Co. B 21st Regiment, and finally Co. A 1st Battalion Sharpshooters.
The attempted enforcement of Confederate conscription (military draft) acts early in 1863 angered many North Carolinians. In February 1863, the shootout at Bond Schoolhouse near Yadkinville occurred when local militiamen attempted to capture Unionist sympathizers there. To support Confederate authorities Gen. Robert F. Hoke and his command, including the 21st Regiment, passed through Yadkin County on September 10, 1863 and rounded up deserters. Then, in July 1864, a Unionist mob stormed the Yadkin County jail (two blocks to your right, on the corner
Approximately 1,200 Yadkin COunty men served in the Confederate army, while a much fewer number served in the Union army. Several Yadkin County soldiers were present at Gen. Robert E. Lee's surrender at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, on April 9, 1865.
The 1st Battalion North Carolina Sharpshooters participated in major battles in North Carolina and Virginia as part of the Army of Northern Virginia. The battalion surrendered at Appomattox with 3 officers and 65 men. Capt. Reuben E. Wilson, who did not surrender there, was arrested for murder in connection with his role in the execution of deserters and confined until December 1865. Although acquitted, he remained "unreconstructed" for the rest of his life and, when he died, was buried in his Confederate uniform.
The Thomas L. Tulbert House, built in 1853, was the first house to be constructed after the town of Yadkinville was established. It was moved in July 1989 to this location from the original site at the corner of Virginia Drive and Van Buren
Erected by Civil War Trails.
Marker series. This marker is included in the North Carolina Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 36° 8.145′ N, 80° 39.385′ W. Marker is in Yadkinville, North Carolina, in Yadkin County. Marker is at the intersection of Van Buren Street and Hemlock Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Van Buren Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Yadkinville NC 27055, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Second Yadkin County Jail (within shouting distance of this marker); Bond School House (approx. 3.2 miles away); Bond Schoolhouse (approx. 3.2 miles away); Deep Creek Friends Meeting (approx. 3.2 miles away); Thomas L. Clingman (approx. 4.9 miles away); Richmond Pearson (approx. 6.9 miles away); Flat Rock Baptist Church (approx. 7.1 miles away); Raiding Huntsville (approx. 8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Yadkinville.
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