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Collection Number: 05411-z

Collection Title: Eli W. Mullican Reminiscence, circa 1936

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Abstract Eli W. Mullican was born in Winston-Salem, N.C., and spent his childhood working on his family's farm. A Union supporter, Mullican left North Carolina and joined the Union Army as a private in the 13th Tennessee Cavalry Regiment in September 1863. During his service, Mullican was a regimental clerk, brigade clerk, ordinance sergeant of the regiment, and, towards the end of the Civil War, first sergeant of Company 1. Mullican spent twelve years in the revenue service after the war. In 1868, he married Sarah C. Nelson. They had two stillborn children, and Sarah died soon after. In 1872, Mullican married Susan Shutt. They had eleven children, two of whom died in infancy. In the 1890s, Mullican became an ordained minister and continued to preach until he could no longer travel. He died in 1937. The collection is an annotated typescript reminiscence in which Mullican chiefly discussed his ancestry, childhood, service during the Civil War, and family life.
Creator Mullican, Eli W., 1840-1937.
Language English
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Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Eli W. Mullican Reminiscence #5411-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Sarah Pierce in December 2008 (Acc.101044).
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Eli W. Mullican was born in Winston-Salem, N.C., and spent his childhood working on his family's farm. A Union supporter, Mullican left North Carolina and joined the Union Army as a private in the 13th Tennessee Cavalry Regiment in September 1863. During his service, Mullican was a regimental clerk, brigade clerk, ordinance sergeant of the regiment, and, towards the end of the Civil War, first sergeant of Company 1. Mullican spent twelve years in the revenue service after the war. In 1868, he married Sarah C. Nelson. They had two stillborn children, and Sarah died soon after. In 1872, Mullican married Susan Shutt. They had eleven children, two of whom died in infancy. In the 1890s, Mullican became an ordained minister and continued to preach until he could no longer travel. He died in 1937.

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The collection is an annotated typescript reminiscence in which Mullican chiefly discussed his ancestry, childhood, service during the Civil War, and family life.

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Processed by: Matt Dailey and Rachel Shope, February 2011

Encoded by: Matt Dailey, February 2011

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