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