A Guide to the Silas H. Stepp Letters, 1863-1864 Stepp. Silas H. Letters Ms1992-020

A Guide to the Silas H. Stepp Letters, 1863-1864

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Collection Number Ms1992-020


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Collection Number
Silas H. Stepp Letters, 1863-1864
Physical Characteristics
0.1 cu. ft. 1 folder
Stepp, Silas H.

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Scope and Content

Confederate soldier during the Civil War. Enlisted in April 1863 in the 7th North Carolina Cavalry Battalion and transferred in August 1863 to the 6th North Carolina Cavalry Regiment, Company C. Captured by the Union forces in June 1864 at Jackson's Mills, North Carolina. Imprisoned first at Point Lookout, Maryland, and then sent in July 1864 to Elmira Prison, New York. Died of pneumonia in Elmira on January 2, 1865. Collection consists of photocopies of seventeen letters to his wife written mostly prior to his capture. Three letters written from Elmira with details of his capture and imprisonment.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Civil War
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865