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William Elisha Stoker to Elizabeth E. Stoker, May 29, 1863

William Elisha Stoker to Elizabeth E. Stoker, May 29, 1863 (Page 1)
In the spring of 1863, Confederate private W. E. Stoker commanded his wife, Betty, to take control of their disobedient slave Alf and “whip him as long as he can bare it.” Stoker described a fight that occurred south of Alexandria, Louisiana, and that the Yanks “skiddaddled” when pursued by Walker’s Greyhounds, the division that Stoker was a part of. Furthermore, afraid that his slave, Alf, would run away, he instructed Betty to not “let him ride them horsees without permission from you.” (By David Gillespie)

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