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William Elisha Stoker to Elizabeth E. Stoker, August 27, 1862

William Elisha Stoker to Elizabeth E. Stoker, August 27, 1862 (Page 1)
Not long after entering the Confederate army, twenty-five-year-old Texas native William Stoker wrote to his wife Elizabeth, complaining about the mail and griping about the “heard ships” of army life. Stoker was a private in the 18th Texas Volunteer Infantry, a regiment that was marching through Arkansas during the summer of 1862. Though not a good writer and awkward with his spelling, Stoker was romantic. "I dream of seeing you often," he wrote with some sadness near the end of this letter. (By David Gillespie)

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