This project represents a semester of study on the subject of Stoneman's Raid in Surry County and presents the conclusions reached after extensive research into primary and secondary sources. Stoneman's 1865 Raid is not a topic covered in detail by many historians, and the portion of the raid in Surry County receives even less attention. In order to meet the goals of this project, many different primary and locally produced secondary sources had to be located and digitized. This required searching through the research library at the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History and locating and deciphering period records from the Southern Claims Commission and the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies. Overall the majority of effort spent on this project was related to research.
Cundiff, W. Milton. "Battle of Siloam." Mount Airy News. November 11, 1897. In Surry County Soldiers in the Civil War, by Jackson Hester Bartlett, 426-428. Charlotte: Delmar Printing, 1992.
Houck, Lucy Hamlin. The Story of Rockford. Dobson, 2000.
Letter from Sister to Sister. April, 1865. Research Library, Mount Airy Museum of Regional History. Mount Airy.
Minick, Ruth. "Stories Abound Concerning Stoneman's Raid in County." In Surry County Soldiers in the Civil War, by Jackson Hester Bartlett, 424-425. Charlotte: Delmar Printing, 1992.
Mount Airy News. "When Surry Was Invaded." March 21, 1918. In Journal of the Surry County Geneological Association. Volume 26, Book 3. Dobson: 2006.
Bahnson, Charles F. North Carolina Lodge Manual for the Degrees of Entered Apprentice, Fellow Craft, and Master Mason. Raleigh: The Grand Lodge of North Carolina, 2006.
Records of the Accounting Officers of the Department of the Treasury, 1775-1927. Records of the Land, Files, and Miscellaneous Division. Southern Claims Commission, Allowed Claims, 1871–1880. Record Group 217. National Archives, Washington, DC.
Records of the United States House of Representatives, 1789-1990. Southern Claims Commission, Barred and Disallowed Claims, 1871–1880. Microfiche Publication M1407. Record Group 233. National Archives, Washington, DC.
The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies. Series I, Volume XLIX, Part I. 323-337. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1897.
Bartlett, Jackson Hester. Surry County Soldiers in the Civil War. Charlotte: Delmar Printing, 1992.
Blackwell, Joshua Beau. The 1865 Stoneman's Raid Begins: leave nothing for the rebellion to stand on. Charleston: The History Press, 2011.
Hartley, Chris J. Stoneman's Raid 1865. Winston-Salem: John F. Blair Publisher, 2010.
Minick, Ruth. "Palmer's Brigade Surprised Southerner with Compassion." In Surry County Soldiers in the Civil War, by Jackson Hester Bartlett, 421-423. Charlotte: Delmar Printing, 1992.
Minick, Ruth. "Southern Hospitality May Have Saved Cotton Factory." In Surry County Soldiers in the Civil War, by Jackson Hester Bartlett, 423-424. Charlotte: Delmar Printing, 1992.