Piedmont program to feature Stoneman’s Raid – Last skirmish of Civil War

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The Piedmont Preservation Society will sponsor a program at 2 p.m. on May 22 featuring amateur Civil War Historian Tom Layton, who will present information about Stoneman’s Raid. The event is known as the last skirmish of the Civil War East of the Mississippi and took place near Piedmont. The skirmish took place near Shiloh Methodist Church in what was then known as the Williamston Township. It is commemorated with a historic marker in Williamston’s Mineral Spring Park.
Tom Layton has been a sportswriter in Greenville and Anderson and is semi-retired from the publications team with the international organization Samaritan’s Purse. The event will be held at the Piedmont Community Building in downtown Piedmont.