1865 Stoneman's Raid Ends, The: Follow Him to the Ends of by Joshua Beau Blackwell

By Joshua Beau Blackwell

within the spring of 1865, George Stoneman's cavalry department departed Salisbury, North Carolina, with one target in brain: returning domestic. besides the fact that, after the cave in of the Confederacy, the fixed department used to be ordered to recognize the exiled accomplice president Jefferson Davis, no matter if it intended "follow[ing] him to the ends of the earth."? by way of might, the raid had remodeled into an uphill fight of frustration, pillage, revenge, terror and wavering loyalty to the flag because the soldiers crashed down at the civilian populations that lay of their course with demonical ferocity. considering neighborhood folklore and traditions of the raid, historian Beau Blackwell follows the column's path because it sacks the town of Asheville, canvasses the Palmetto kingdom, plunders Greenville, terrorizes Anderson and finally tramples the soil of Georgia.

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