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Colonel George Kirk organized and commanded North Carolina Union Cavalry regiments in Burnsville finding Union sentiment high in mountain counties for the lack of slave holders. Kirk's ruthless raids in the Blue Ridge Mountains proved integral in diverting attention from main Union forces of Stoneman and Sherman.
North Carolina furnished the Union ranks with 3,156 men (not including Negro regiments) during the Civil War. Capt. John Gibbon was one of the most famous Union soldiers in a North Carolina regiment. He led troops at many major battles including Second Bull Run, Antietam, and Gettysburg.