Stoneman Family letters
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William Stoneman was the father of Stantford and Celia. Stantford served in the Confederate Army, 45th Infantry in 1861 and writes to his father on July 25, 1861 about having measles along with several others in his camp near Sweet Sulphur Springs in Monroe County, Virginia. He also speaks about the army's raid on Union sympathizer's store, netting $300-400 worth of goods.
In Stantford's letter to Celia dated July 5, 1861, he spoke of a speech by General Floyd indicating a move to Cumberland in a few days. He had been to get "a bait of cherries, the best I ever saw, a new sort". He says the man who owns the cherries gave them to the camp of about 2000 men, and that they have plenty to eat, faring better than some others. The last letter is from Mr. Cornelius Cain of Dobson, Surry County, North Carolina to Celia, April 6, 1861. He tells of a strict schoolmaster and going outside to "fly around some" and "frollich."
- Stoneman family (Family)
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This collection was purchased from Bookworm and Silverfish, August 2001. Accession number is AC.2001.080.
Processed by Anita Elliott, March 2013. This collection was processed as part of a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. The grant funded extensive processing of the backlog within the W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection between 2012 and 2014.
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Stoneman Family letters
- Processed by Anita Elliott, updated by Kim Sims
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