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|Size||0.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 335 items)|
|Abstract||Charles Manly Stedman represented the fifth North Carolina congressional district in the United States House, 1911-1930, and was the last Civil War veteran in Congress. The collection includes Stedman's correspondence with his constituents in Greensboro, N.C. and the surrounding North Carolina Piedmont, almost entirely in 1917, and a few personal letters. Most congressional correspondence involves government appointments and constituent military arrangements, with a few items dealing with Confederate veterans' affairs.|
|Creator||Stedman, Charles Manly, 1841-1930.|
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Charles Manly Stedman (1841-1930) represented the Fifth North Carolina congressional district in the United States House, 1911-1930, and was the last Civil War veteran in Congress. Stedman was born in Pittsboro, N.C., the son of Nathan A. Stedman, a merchant, and Euphania White Stedman of Virginia. He was educated at an academy at Fayetteville, N.C., and at the University of North Carolina, from which he graduated in 1861. He enlisted in the Confederate Army and was present at the battle of Bethel, Va., in June 1861, and remained on active duty with the Army of Northern Virginia until the end of the war, rising to be major of the 44th North Carolina Regiment, and being wounded three times.
After the war Stedman taught school for a while and then studied law, which he later practiced in Wilmington, Asheville, and Greensboro, N.C. He was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention, 1880; lieutenant-governor of North Carolina, 1885-1889; and an unsucessful candidate for the Democratic nomination for governor in 1888 and 1904. He was a member of the United States House of Representatives for the district around Greensboro from 1911 until his death in 1930. He was a member of the House committee on foreign affairs; a trustee of the University of North Carolina, 1899-1915; president of the North Carolina Railroad, 1909-1910; and a director of the Guilford Battleground Park, which he was instrumental in promoting, 1898-1917. He married Katherine DeRosset Wright of Wilmington, N.C.Back to Top
The collection includes Charles Manly Stedman's correspondence with his constituents in Greensboro, N.C. and the surrounding North Carolina Piedmont, almost entirely in 1917, and a few personal letters. Most congressional correspondence involves government appointments and constituent military arrangements, with a few items dealing with Confederate veterans' affairs and on the Guilford Battleground National Park. Among the correspondents are Lilian Shepherd, L. D. Robinson, Cole Blease, Furnifold M. Simmons, and Julian S. Carr.Back to Top
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Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007
Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, May 2009
This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.Back to Top