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By Joshua Beau Blackwell

outstanding out from Knoxville, Tennessee in past due March of 1865, significant basic George Stoneman unleashed his cavalry department upon Southern Appalachia purpose on "leaving not anything for the uprising to face upon." The raiders wreaked havoc on govt shops, civilian estate and imperative infrastructure, speeding all wish for the death Confederacy's stand at the rugged peaks of the Blue Ridge. They ultimately trampled via 5 southern states, lowered to ashes one of many final significant prisons within the south and helped pursue the renegade president. yet even more than wanton destruction, their tale is considered one of hassle, redemption and retribution. considering the neighborhood folklore of the Raid, this quantity lines the column's path because it departed Tennessee, penetrated Southwestern Virginia and stormed the North Carolina Piedmont.

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