Neill McLeod Letters

Neill McLeod (1833-1864) was from Moore County, North Carolina and served as a private in Co. E, 3rd North Carolina Infantry. He was captured at the Battle of the Wilderness in May 1864 and died at Elmira prison camp in December 1864. Four of the letters in this collection were written by McLeod to his wife, Elizabeth Matthews McLeod (b. 1837). The 1860 Census lists Neill McLeod’s occupation at “cooper” (his last name is spelled McLood in the census). The couple and their two daughters, Mary (3) and Margaret (1), lived next door to Elizabeth’s family. There is also a letter written by Neill McLeod to his brother, Daniel, and one written to Elizabeth by her brothers, Hardy and Nathan, who were serving as privates in Co. H, 30th North Carolina Infantry.

Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill


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ID Letter Date Author Recipient From To
9193 McLeod1 July 11, 1862 Neill McLeod Elizabeth McLeod Raleigh, Wake County, NC Moore County, NC
9194 McLeod2 August 13, 1862 Neill McLeod Elizabeth McLeod Richmond, VA Moore County, NC
9195 McLeod3 May 13, 1863 Hardy Matthews, Nathan Matthews Elizabeth McLeod VA Moore County, NC
9196 McLeod4 May 25, 1863 Neill McLeod Elizabeth McLeod Hamilton's Crossing, Culpeper County, VA Moore County, NC
9197 McLeod5 July 19, 1863 Neill McLeod Daniel McLeod VA Moore County, NC
9198 McLeod6 December 21, 1863 Neill McLeod Elizabeth McLeod Moore County, NC

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