Charles S. Stringfellow Note
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.
The collection is open for research.
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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.
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The collection contains a note written by Major Charles S. Stringfellow at Christiansburg, Virginia, to Colonel W. L. Jackson on May 25, 1862.
The Charles S. Stringfellow Note was purchased by Special Collections in March 2016.
The processing, arrangement, and description of the Charles S. Stringfellow Note was completed in October 2017.
- Charles S. Stringfellow Note, 1862
- Kira A. Dietz, Archivist
- 2017 (CC0 1.0)
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