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GreenleeSwordAs the Civil War  neared an end in 1865, Union cavalry commander Major General George Stoneman mounted a raid from Tennessee across the Blue Ridge Mountains into western North Carolina.  His troops passed right through McDowell County and some excellent stories have been handed down about the his raiders’ unwelcome visits to homes in the area. Stoneman’s men made a stop at the Logan/Greenlee place located about three miles east of Old Fort, but encountered a feisty young lady who made the proceedings a little more difficult than they had anticipated. As they hurried away the next day, a Union officer left behind a souvenir that would not be found until over a century later.

Listen to Logan descendants Gwen Bradsher and Nancy Greenlee tell the story here:

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