William Elisha Stoker to Elizabeth E. Stoker, October 12, 1862

William Elisha Stoker to Elizabeth E. Stoker, October 12, 1862 (Page 1)
Confederate Private William E. Stoker described many hardships of army life, including his desperate pleas to his commanding officers for a furlough, a pass so he could go home. Stoker ached for a furlough, but was worried that General Theophilus Holmes would “halve [him] shot” for leaving without permission. In addition, Stoker gave insight into the corruption of his local Confederate quartermaster. He also pined for his daughter Priscilla; instructed Betty on how to deal with oxen; and told her to disregard any gossip from any of the wives at home. (By David Gillespie)

Record Data

Source citation
 
William Elisha Stoker to Elizabeth E. Stoker, October 12, 1862, William E. Stoker Papers, National Civil War Museum, Harrisburg, PA.
Recipient (to)
  Stoker, Elizabeth E.
Type
  Letter
Date Certainty
  Exact
Transcriber
  David Gillespie, Dickinson College
Transcription date
  06/19/2009

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Minor Figures

Het – Slave on the Stoker farm

Priscilla Stoker – William and Elizabeth’s young daughter

Confederate Col. Richard Waterhouse – 19th Texas Infantry, Walker’s Texas Division

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