Created By: Jones House
On a raid through western North Carolina in late March 1865, General George Stoneman’s forces successfully fought a skirmish against the Home Guard in Boone near the site of the present Boone Post Office. Col. George W. Kirk’s trailing forces then occupied Boone and Watauga County through mid-April 1865. Coinciding with the historic raids of General Sherman, the overall purpose of this march was to hasten the close of the Civil War.
This point of interest is part of the tour: Historic Boone Walking Tour