The 1865 Stoneman's Raid Begins: Leave Nothing for the Rebellion to Stand Upon

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Striking out from Knoxville, Tennessee in late March of 1865, Major General George Stoneman unleashed his cavalry division upon Southern Appalachia intent on "leaving nothing for the Rebellion to stand upon." The raiders wreaked havoc on government stores, civilian property and indispensable infrastructure, dashing all hope for the dying Confederacy's stand on the rugged peaks of the Blue Ridge. They eventually trampled through five southern states, reduced to ashes one of the last major prisons in the south and helped pursue the renegade president. But much more than wanton destruction, their story is one of hardship, redemption and retribution. Taking into account the local folklore of the Raid, this volume traces the column's course as it departed Tennessee, penetrated Southwestern Virginia and stormed the North Carolina Piedmont.
ISBN: 9781596298491
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Tennessee
Series: Civil War
Images: 48
Pages: 192
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Joshua Beau Blackwell is a native of the upstate of South Carolina. After graduating from the College of Charleston with a BA in history, from the University of Charleston with a MA in history and from Converse College in Spartanburg, South Carolina, with a MA in teaching, Blackwell is currently a high school teacher and adjunct history professor at two local colleges.
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