Stringfellow, Charles S. Note

Charles S. Stringfellow Note, 1862 Ms.2017.052


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Kira A. Dietz, Archivist

Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.2017.052
Title
Charles S. Stringfellow Note1862
Quantity
0.1 Cubic Feet 1 folder
Creator
Stringfellow, Charles S. (Charles Strother), 1837-1912
Language
English .
Abstract
The collection contains a note written by Major Charles S. Stringfellow at Christiansburg, Virginia, to Colonel W. L. Jackson on May 25, 1862.

Administrative Information

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from Charles S. Stringfellow Note must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Charles S. Stringfellow Note, Ms2017-052, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The Charles S. Stringfellow Note was purchased by Special Collections in March 2016.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Charles S. Stringfellow Note was completed in October 2017.


Biographical Note

Charles Strother Stringfellow was born in Clarke County, Virginia, on March 3, 1837. He grew up in the area of Petersburg, and attended William and Mary College for several years, while teaching school. After finishing his degree, he went to law school at the University of Virginia, passed the bar in 1859, and began practicing law in Petersburg until the Civil War.

Stringfellow enlisted with Company E, 12th Regiment, Virginia Infantry, but quickly moved to a position as Assisant Adjuntant General. In early 1862, he was promoted to major. In April of 1862, he took a leave to marry Margaret Burwell.

After the war, he returned to Petersburg and law. Charles and Margaret had at least ten children. She died in 1892. Stringfellow actively worked as at lawyer until the early part of the 20th century, before retiring some time prior to 1910. He died in Richmond on August 12, 1912.

Scope and Contents

The collection contains a note written by Major Charles S. Stringfellow at Christiansburg, Virginia, to Colonel W. L. Jackson on May 25, 1862. The note seems to refute on a previous report that the Union army had been repuled and offers an update on their position. He also mentions the availabilty of troops from Staunton who would be relocated to defend a train depot and bridge. In addition, this collection contains a partial biography/obituary of Stringfellow.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Christiansburg (Va.)
  • Civil War
  • Local/Regional History and Appalachian South
  • Montgomery County (Va.)
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Stringfellow, Charles S. (Charles Strother), 1837-1912

Container List

folder 1
Note
1862-05-25