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Accession number 1995.004
Catalog Number 1995.004.00
Collection Pearce Civil War Collection
Object Name Collection
Title Stewart Family Papers, 1863-1865, n.d.
Creator Stewart, John
Date 1863-1865, n.d.
Dates of Creation 1863-1865, n.d.
Other Creators Stewart, George
Scope & Content In these letters, the Stewart brothers, John and George, send the latest news home to their mother, Mrs. Emeline Stewart, of Philadelphia. John begins his letter on July 10, 1863 with the confirmation that he has received his mother's letter but had not had the opportunity to respond. The letter continues on July 17, 1863 with a brief but graphic description of the events and bloodshed of the recent battle at Gettysburg. Both brothers were present; John writes "I am indeed thankful to God that George and my life has again been spared through another bloody battle." And later he writes, "3 great victories in one week, Vicksburg, Port Hudson and Gettysburg. I don't see how it can last much longer." John also writes of the battlefield death of "our General," Brig. General Stephen H. Weed, and the subsequent pursuit of Lee's army into Virginia. George's letter is undated, but relates the good news of the Confederate surrender. The envelope is inscribed with "Joy Surrender Apr. 9, 1865."
Finding Aids Available in the archives or online at
People Stewart, George
Stewart, John
Weed, Stephen H.
Search Terms Battle of Gettysburg
Surrender at Appomattox Courthouse
Credit line Pearce Civil War Collection
Copyrights The copyright of these materials is managed by the Navarro College Archives on behalf of the Navarro College Foundation, 3100 W. Collin St., Corsicana, Texas 75110 Phone: 903-875-7438. Internet:

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Physical characteristics 4 items (1 file folder)