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William Elisha Stoker to Elizabeth E. Stoker, December 6, 1862

William Elisha Stoker to Elizabeth E. Stoker, December 6, 1862 (Page 1)
Twenty-five-year-old Confederate private William E. Stoker wrote home describing the horrors of small pox and warned his family and slaves to be vaccinated. Because this disease was such a threat, Stoker and his fellow soldiers “got orders to all vaxinate.” In addition, Stoker advised his wife about when to fix a family horse with the help of the nearby family and friends and how he was getting by on clothing. (By David Gillespie)

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