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This collection is arranged into two series: 1. Correspondence, and 2. Other materials. The correspondence is arranged chronologically.

Scope and Contents

Samuel McBride Pringle Civil War Correspondence consists primarily of correspondence that Pringle sent to his family between 1859 and 1862. Handwritten transcriptions completed by the members of the donor’s family are included, as are transcriptions completed in 2012 for the digitized letters, a part of the Civil War Correspondence Collection in the Digital Collections Center.

Other documents and materials relating to Pringle and his service during the Civil War include a photograph of Pringle in uniform, and a typescript narrative with transcripts of condolence letters sent to Pringle’s family. Several newspaper clippings relating to Pringle include a 1920 printing of a letter from Captain Hugh R. Garden to his mother, September 22, 1862, describing the death of Pringle.

A handwritten transcription of a poem entitled “All Quiet Along the Potomac Tonight” by Thaddeus Oliver, is also included in this collection. The original poem was written at Aquia Creek, Va., August 19, 1861; copied by Hugh F. Oliver of Florence, S.C. for Samuel M. Pringle, April 16, 1900. [Possibly donor’s uncle by the same name 1862-1931]