William Elisha Stoker to Elizabeth E. Stoker, July 14, 1863

William Elisha Stoker to Elizabeth E. Stoker, July 14, 1863 (Page 1)
In early July 1863, Confederate soldier William Stoker, as part of the 18th Texas Infantry, witnessed the fall of Vicksburg and noted that it was “on account of the [lack of] provisions.” Perhaps because of its inevitability, the news held little interest for him, and a majority of the letter centered on concerns about his family. Stoker appealed to his wife Elizabeth for the "best kind of plea" so that the army would grant him a furlough to come home briefly. Seeking more news from the home front, Stoker implored why certain relatives have not written to him. (By Morgan Mintz)

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Source citation
 
William Elisha Stoker to Elizabeth E. Stoker, July 14, 1863, 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
  03/30/2009

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