William Elisha Stoker to Elizabeth E. Stoker, October 3, 1862

William Elisha Stoker to Elizabeth E. Stoker, October 3, 1862 (Page 1)
Confederate Private William E. Stoker expressed his feelings to his wife Betty about the possibility of an upcoming battle and pined for the “abominable war” to be over. When he discussed the prospects of his first fight, he explained to Betty that a soldier stood ten chances to one to be killed. This deadly subject was nestled among domestic questions of how the hogs were doing at home. Also, as seen at the end of this letter, Stoker was a budding poet. (By David Gillespie)

Record Data

Source citation
 
William Elisha Stoker to Elizabeth E. Stoker, October 3, 1862, 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
  06/19/2009

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Minor Figures

Alf – Slave on the Stoker farm

Het – Slave on the Stoker farm

Priscilla Stoker – William and Elizabeth’s young daughter

People