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|Size||0.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 125 items)|
|Abstract||Prominent family members include Green Daniel Satterfield, farmer and tobacco merchant of Roxboro, Person County, N.C.; his wife, Mary A. Jordon Satterfield; and their children: E. Fletcher Satterfield (1837-1863), who received an A.B. from the University of North Carolina in 1859, served as a captain in the 55th North Carolina Regiment in the Confederate Army, and was killed at the Battle of Gettysburg; Pattie Satterfield (1841-1885); Susan Satterfield (1835-1863); Ida Satterfield (1850-1927); and Mollie Satterfield (1844-1871); as well as Fletcher W. Merritt (1897-1918), who was killed in France while serving as a member of the 120th U.S. Infantry during World War I. Letters and postcards to the Satterfields and Merritts from friends and family. Among these are letters of E. Fletcher Satterfield from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill in the late 1850s and different Civil War camps, mostly in Virginia. Satterfield's war correspondence describes camp life, fellow soldiers, and local inhabitants. One letter describes an engagement with Union gunboats in the Blackwater area of Virginia. The Fletcher W. Merritt letters are from World War I camps in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Texas where Merritt was stationed before he was sent abroad. He wrote of his love for his mother and his activities at these camps. Also included are bills and notices of Green D. Satterfield; the "Fletcher History" by Kate Cooper Barden Winstead; a muster roll of Company H, 55th Regiment; recipes; and newspaper clippings, including obituaries of relatives. Several of Green D. Satterfield's children are represented in the collection, including Pattie, Susan, Ida, and Mollie Satterfield.|
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John I. Satterfield received a grant for land in what is today Person County on January 9, 1761. Green D. Satterfield, his grandson, became a tobacco merchant and farmer; with his wife, Mary A. Jordon, he reared a large family in the town of Roxboro, North Carolina.
One of the Satterfield's children, E. Fletcher (1837-1863), graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1859. Joining the Confederate Army in 1861 he became a captain with company "H" of the 55th North Carolina Regiment. It is reported that when he died at Gettysburg, he had advanced the furthest of any Confederate soldier during the battle.
Several of Green D. Satterfield's other children, Pattie (1841-1885), Susan (1835-1863), Ida (1850-1927), and Mollie (1844-1871), in particular, are represented in this collection.
One of E. Fletcher Satterfield's namesakes, his great nephew, W. Fletcher Merritt (1897-1918), was in Company H 120 U. S. Infantry when he was killed in France in the line of duty.Back to Top
These papers are composed chiefly of family letters and business papers of Green D. Satterfield. The principal recipients are Pattie, Ida, Mollie, and Mrs. Green D. Satterfield. Also included are letters from Captain E. Fletcher Satterfield and W. Fletcher Merritt's letters to his mother Mrs. Mamie Merritt (daughter of Ida).
The papers also include a family history written by Kate Cooper Barden Winstead, daughter-in-law of Ida Satterfield Winstead.Back to Top
Letters and postcards to Satterfields and Merritts from friends and relatives. Included are are letters from E. Fletcher Satterfield written from school in Chapel Hill and from Confederate camps: Jackson's River, Camp French, and a camp near Suffolk, Virginia. Satterfield's war correspondence describes his camp life, fellow soldiers, and the inhabitants of the area. One letter describes an engagement with union gunboats in the Blackwater area of Virginia. The W. Fletcher Merritt letters are from U.S. Army camps in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Texas, where Fletcher was stationed before he was sent abroad. He wrote of his love for his mother and his activities at these camps.
Arrangement: by type.
Bills and other routine financial items of Green D. Satterfield; the "Fletcher History" by Kate Cooper Barden Winstead; a muster roll of Company H, 55th North Carolina Regiment; and recipes and newspaper clippings, some of family obituaries.
Black-and-white family photographs of Satterfields who were named Fletcher.
Processed by: Carolyn Roff, May 1986
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