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Keith Blalock collection

 Collection
Identifier: AC-255

Scope and Contents note

The Keith Blalock Collection includes neighbors' testimony of the Blalocks' participation in the Civil War-era and the postwar Watauga and Avery County, North Carolina cultural position and activities.

Missing Title

  1. Blalock, Keith, 1837-1913
  2. Blalock, Malinda, 1842-1903
  3. North Carolina -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Social aspects
  4. Unionists (United States Civil War) -- Confederate States of America -- Biography
  5. Soldiers -- Blue Ridge Mountains -- Biography
  6. Military pensions - United States - Civil War, 1861-1865

Dates

  • 1895-1913

Conditions Governing Access

No Interlibrary Loan.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room. An appointment for research is recommended. The Dougherty Reading Room is located on the 4th floor of Belk Library in Special Collections.

Biographical Note

William McKesson "Keith" Blalock enlisted in the North Carolina Regiment with his wife Melinda. When it became apparent that their regiment would not move close to Union lines, Melinda exposed herself as female and Keith rolled in poison sumac. Upon return to their home in the Grandfather Community, the Blalocks joined guerilla warfare against the Confederacy.

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet (1 half-sized manuscript box)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The Keith Blalock Collection is a series of government documents regarding Keith Blalock and his attempt to receive veteran's pension. William McKesson "Keith" Blalock enlisted in the North Carolina Regiment with his wife Melinda. When it became apparent that their regiment would not move close to Union lines, Melinda exposed herself as female and Keith rolled in poison sumac. Upon return to their home in the Grandfather Community, the Blalocks joined guerilla warfare against the Confederacy. Blalock claimed to fight for the 10th Michigan Regiment, Company T and sought a veteran's pension for both the Confederacy and the Union.

Arrangement

There are 6 folders in this collection, divided by date from 1864-1921 with one undated.

Acquisitions Information

This collection was donated to the W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection in 2001. The accession number is AC.2005.040. The collection was opened in October 2005.

Processing Information

Processed by Kathryn Staley, October 2005; Encoded by Kathryn Staley, October 2005.
Title
AC.255: Keith Blalock Collection, 1895 - 1913
Status
Completed
Author
Processed by: Kathryn Staley; machine-readable finding aid created by: Kathryn Staley
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Description is in English

Repository Details

Part of the Appalachian State University Special Collections Repository

Contact:
218 College Street
Boone U.S.A. - North Carolina 28608-2026 United States
8282624975
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