Rufus Delano Stallings letters


Title
Rufus Delano Stallings letters
Description
Letters from Rufus Delano Stallings, an Edgecombe County, N.C., soldier in the 30th Regiment of North Carolina Troops stationed in Virginia, to his his future wife, Miss Elizabeth S. Ward of Rocky Mount, N.C. Also includes two other letters to Miss Ward from Mary A. Moore.
Date
1862-1863
Original Format
letters
Extent
Local Identifier
1141-b1-fb
Subject(s)
Spatial
Location of Original
East Carolina Manuscript Collection
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Comments

Walt Brinkey Jun 04 2011

These letters are a little hard to read at times, but are worth the effort. Pvt. stallings served from the beginnig to the end of the war. He was at Sharpsburg, Sept. 17th 1862 and fought at Gettysburg near Culp's Hill. His Great Gradson told me he walked from Appomattox back home in Carolina at wars end. He never talked about slavery, or States Right's. He was a soldier doing his duty as he saw it. He was defending his home, and his dear "Betty".

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