Confederate Private William Stoker described in a letter to his wife the miserable conditions that his company endured as they retreated from the “large [Union] force [that was] persewing us.” Stoker dated this letter May 6, but that was incorrect – Not only was Stoker’s serious wound at the Battle of Jenkins’ Ferry (April 30) was not mentioned, but his description of the retreat matched the location of Walker’s Texas Division during the Red River Campaign in early April 1864. While Stoker predicted a fight in Shreveport, Louisiana, two days later his company participated in the Confederate victory at the Battle of Mansfield. (By Don Sailer)
William Elisha Stoker to Elizabeth E. Stoker, April 6, 1864
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