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Samuel Jackson Stuart letters

Identifier: MS0429

Scope and Contents

The Samuel J. Stuart collection consists of two items—letters written by Stuart to his sister (otherwise unidentified) concerning his activities with Company C of the 37th North Carolina Infantry Regiment, while stationed near Hanover Court House and Camp Gregg in Virginia. His first letter is dated May 25, 1862, and the second is dated April 20, 1863.


  • 1862 - 1863


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Collection is open for research.

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Biographical / Historical

Samuel Jackson Stuart, of Huntersville, NC, was born on February 18, 1840. Soon after the outbreak of hostilities between the Union and Confederacy, he enlisted in Company C, 37th North Carolina Infantry Regiment on September 16, 1861, where he served as a private throughout the war. He was wounded at Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville, though his wounds were not serious. Stuart survived through the end of the war and died on May 26, 1921. Concerning the name of this individual and its spelling—he signed his letters “Stuart” though it appears as “Stewart” in Michael C. Hardy’s The Thirty-seventh North Carolina Troops and also on the cemetery register at Hopewell Presbyterian Church, in Hopewell, NC. The Roster of North Carolina Troops, Vol. III lists his name as “Stuart.” He wrote to his sister at least twice (but does not identify her by name)—on May 25, 1862 when he and his regiment were stationed near Hanover Court House in Virginia; and on April 20, 1863, while at Camp Gregg, also in Virginia.


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Language of Materials



Two letters written by Private Samuel J. Stuart (also spelled “Stewart”) to his sister (otherwise unidentified), dated May 25, 1862, and April 20, 1863, concerning camp life with Company C of the 37th NC Infantry Regiment.


The collection is a single-folder collection with two items arranged in chronological order.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Acquired through Tina Brown, acting as agent for the Hopewell Presbyterian Church, in May 2010.

Related Materials

Jetton family papers, Mss 366.

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Processed by Robert A. McInnes.

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Part of the Manuscript Collections, J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections and University Archives, UNC Charlotte Repository

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