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Series I.  Correspondence 1859-1862

Folder 1.  Correspondence 1859-1860

Contains three letters from Samuel McBride Pringle dating from 1859 to 1860 while Pringle was a student in Greenville. One letter is undated but is from this period, as it was sent from Greenville. Three of these letters were written to his sister Mary.

Date

Signed

Location

To

Undated

Your Bud S.M. Pringle

Greenville

Mary

Thur., March 1859

Buddy S.Mc. Pringle

Greenville

Mary

October 30, 1859

Your Bud Samie

 

Mary

October 2, 1860

S.M. Pringle

Greenville

Jimmie

 

Folder 2. Correspondence 1861

Contains six pieces of correspondence dated 1861 after Pringle had joined the Confederate army. These letters are addressed to Pringle’s mother and sister Mary and give Pringle’s location while writing each piece.

Date

Signed

Location

To

May 26

 

Manassas Gap

Mary

May 1, 1861

Your soldier son, S.M. Pringle

Poor House, Richmond, Va.

Mother

May 10, 1861

Brother, S.M. Pringle

Richmond, Va.

Mary

June 19, 1861

 

Bull Run

Mary

October 15, 1861

Your affectionate brother, S.M. Pringle

Flint Hill

Mary

December 19, 1861

Your brother, S.M. Pringle

Camp Camden

Mary

 

Folder 3 – Correspondence 1862 undated and illegible

Contains three pieces of correspondence dated 1862 to Pringle’s sister Mary, one undated piece to Mary, and one undated piece to Pringle’s mother.

Date

Signed

Location

To

Undated

S.M. Pringle & SMP

Camp Hampton, Camden Road 3 miles from Columbia

Mother

Undated

 

 

Mary

Undated

S.M. Pringle

Greensborough, NC

Mother

February 4, 1862

 

Camp Camden

Mary

August 11, 1862

S.M. Pringle, your affectionate brother

Camp somewhere on the Central RR about thirty miles from Richmond

Mary

September 9, 1862

 

Near Fredrick town Maryland

Mary

 

Series 2. Other Material

Folder 4. Transcriptions of Correspondence, undated

Folder 5. Newspaper clippings relating to Pringle, undated

Folder 6. Poem, “All Quiet along the Potomac To-Night” by Thaddeus Oliver

Folder 7. Biographical and other materials relating to Samuel M. Pringle

Folder 8. Photograph of Samuel M. Pringle, ca. 1861