"Maj. Gen. George Stoneman's unjustly neglected final raid has at last received the book-length treatment it deserves. Author Chris Hartley has done a masterful job of recounting the events and placing the campaign in its proper context. Stoneman's Raid, 1865 is the definitive study of Stoneman's Raid and will likely remain so for many years to come."
--Mark L. Bradley, author of This Astounding Close: The Road to Bennett Place
"Chris Hartley's Civil War work is known for the depth and scope of his research, combined with a lively narrative. In Stoneman's Raid, 1865, a study of the last major cavalry raid of the war, he has provided just that. Hartley's deeply researched and eminently readable narrative brings George Stoneman's raid of the spring of 1865 to life. Made famous by the song 'The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down,' this raid deep into Tennessee, North Carolina, and western Virigina devastated what little remained of the Confederacy's war-making capacity and helped bring the long war to an end. For anoyone interested in the campaigns of 1865, this book is a must have."
-Eric J. Wittenberg, award-winning
Civil War historian
"Stoneman's Raid, 1865 fills a woeful gap in North Carolina's Civil War history with Chris Hartley's carefully researched account filled with personal anecdotes from that time period accurately detailing what Tar Heels were thinking and feeling as the war's loss hit home."
-Clint Johnson - author of Touring The Carolinas' Civil War Sites and Touring Virginia's and West Virginia's Civil War Sites