Asheville in Buncombe County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Battle of Asheville
Clayton entrenched on Woodfin’s Ridge (now Lookout Mountain, up the trail to your left, where surviving earthworks can be seen), as well as east and north of Glen’s Creek and the Buncombe Turnpike (Broadway Avenue). He had 300 men, including Asheville’s “Silver Greys” home guard, a local fire company, two Napoleon cannons from Porters’s Battery, and 175 remaining members of Clayton’s 62nd North Carolina Infantry (after Gen. Robert E. Lee’s surrender on April 9, 1965, the men returned home without taking the oath of allegiance required by Federal authorities). Other defenders included convalescing
(lower left) Nicholas Woodfin Courtesy North Carolina Collection, Pack Memorial Library, Asheville
(uper center) Reenactors on the confederate earthworks - Courtesy North Carolina Collection, Pack Memorial Library, Asheville
(lower right) Union cavalry attack a Confederate wagon train - Courtesy Library of Congress
Erected by North Carolina Civil War Trails.
Marker series. This marker is included in the North Carolina Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 35° 36.919′ N, 82° 34.311′ W. Marker is in Asheville, North Carolina, in Buncombe County. Marker is at the intersection of Campus Drive and Field Drive, on the right when traveling north on Campus Drive. Touch for map. The marker is located on the grounds of the University of North Carolina Asheville. Marker is in this post office area: Asheville NC 28804, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Battle of Asheville (approx. 0.2 miles away); Buncombe Turnpike (approx. 0.4 miles away); The University of North Carolina at Asheville (approx. 0.4 miles away); Zelda Fitzgerald (approx. 0.4 miles away); Richmond Pearson (approx. 0.6 miles away); Riverside Cemetery (approx. one mile away); 1st U.S. Colored Heavy Artillery (approx. 1.1 miles away); Kiffin Y. Rockwell (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Asheville.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 21, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 441 times since then and 85 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 21, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.