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Collection Number: 05125-z

Collection Title: Franklin L. Stuart Letters, 1861-1865

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Abstract Franklin L. Stuart, who also went by the name Frank L. Stuart, was raised in Lincoln County, N.C., and enlisted on 23 May 1861 as a private in the 13th North Carolina Volunteer Regiment (later the 23rd Regiment North Carolina Infantry). He was wounded in the leg on 3 May 1863 at Chancellorsville, Va., but served until 16 January 1865. The collection includes letters, 1861-1865, written by Franklin L. Stuart concerning his service in the Confederate Army. Stuart wrote to his mother, father, and sisters about the life of a private including the incidence of illness in camp; rations; weather; furloughs; news of fighting; news of other soldiers from Lincolnton, N.C.; his experiences in battle; the lack of provisions; marching; the experience of being wounded at the Battle of Chancellorsville; and his own morale.
Creator Stuart, Franklin L., b. 1841.
Language English.
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Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
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[Identification of item], in the Franklin L. Stuart Letters #5125-z, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Provenance
Purchased from Charles Apfelbaum of Watchung, N.J., in April 2003 (Acc. 99525).
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Franklin L. Stuart (b. 1841), who also went by the name Frank L. Stuart, was raised in Lincoln County, N.C., the son of N. T. Stuart and J. C. Stuart. He enlisted on 23 May 1861 in Lincoln County as a private and mustered into B Company of the 13th North Carolina Volunteer Regiment. The Regiment's designation was changed to the 23rd North Carolina Infantry Regiment on 14 November 1864. He was wounded in the leg on 3 May 1863 at Chancellorsville, Va. Stuart returned to duty before 12 February 1864 and was present until 16 January 1865.

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Letters, 1861-1865, written by Franklin L. Stuart concerning his service in the Confederate Army with the 13th North Carolina Volunteer Regiment (later the 23rd North Carolina Infantry Regiment) during the Civil War. The letters were written by Stuart to his mother, father, and sisters. Stuart described the military life of a private in the Confederate infantry including the incidence of illness in camp; rations; weather; furloughs; news of fighting; news of other soldiers from Lincolnton, N.C.; his experiences in battle; the lack of provisions; marching; the experience of being wounded at Battle of Chancellorsville; and his own morale.

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18 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Letters, 1861-1865, written by Franklin L. Stuart concerning his service in the Confederate Army with the 13th North Carolina Volunteer Regiment (later the 23rd North Carolina Infantry Regiment) during the Civil War. The letters were written by Stuart to his mother, father, and sisters. Stuart described the military life of a private in the Confederate infantry including the incidence of illness in camp; rations; weather; furloughs; news of fighting; news of other soldiers from Lincolnton, N.C.; his experiences in battle; the lack of provisions; marching; the experience of being wounded at Battle of Chancellorsville; and his own morale.

Of interest is the apparent communication network of the the enlisted young men from Lincolnton and Lincoln County, N.C. In Stuart's letters he indicated that he had seen aquaintances and friends from home and often passed along messages to be conveyed to their families.

Folder 1

1861-1865 #05125-z, Series: "Letters, 1861-1865." Folder 1

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