On April 11, 1865 the Second and Third Brigades of General George Stoneman's army, numbering about 3,000 men, crossed the Yadkin River at Shallow Ford on the way to Salisbury with the intention of burning down the Confederate Prison. The army's path took them directly through Mocksville. Raiders broke into Braxton Bailey's store, ruined his merchandise, and stole four horses. Mrs. Bailey was held at gunpoint in the Lee House on Cartner Street when she resisted demands for money; a bed pillow was set on fire, but the soldiers left without harming her. The fire was quickly extinguished, with the only remaining evidence of the incident a charred wallboard on display at the library.