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Identifier: A1020

Title: William M. McPheeters Papers, 1852-1903 (bulk 1861-1868)


Dr. William Marcellus McPheeters was born December 3, 1815, in Raleigh, North Carolina. He arrived in St. Louis in 1841. In 1862, he fled St. Louis and joined the Confederate army as a surgeon. In 1865, his wife and children were banished from St. Louis and joined Dr. McPheeters in Arkansas. Following the war, the McPheeters family returned to St. Louis, where Dr. McPheeters died March 15, 1905.

Civil War diary of William M. McPheeters, dated June 1863 to June 1865. Scrapbook of Civil War clippings, family correspondence, testimony concerning treatment of Mrs. McPheeters by Union army, statement of reasons why Dr. McPheeters joined the Confederate army. Records of Missouri Southern Relief Association, with letter and receipt from Varina Davis for funds sent to aid Davis after the war. (Diary is published in Cynthia Dehaven Pitcock and Bill J. Gurley, editors, I Acted from Principle: The Civil War Diary of Dr. William M. McPheeters, Confederate Surgeon in the Trans-Mississippi, Fayetteville, Arkansas, University of Arkansas Press, 2002.)

List of manuscripts at beginning of collection.

1 box

Cite as: William M. McPheeters Papers, Missouri History Museum Archives, St. Louis.

Rights: UND


Dates: 1852-1903

Type(s): Documentary Artifacts




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