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S.M. Ingram attended Wake Forest College in the first class, 1834/35, and then returned in 1838-40. He served in the Mexican War as a volunteer from Tennessee, and briefly as a lieutenant in the 38th Regt. North Carolina Infantry during the Civil War. He was a planter in Richmond County, North Carolina and served in the North Carolina General Assembly.

His papers contain biographical information and correspondence with family and friends and with friends serving in the 38th and 23rd North Carolina infantry regiments during the Civil War. Two journals contain accounts of his life in Rockingham, 1842-44, and during the Mexican War, 1846. His published account of his Mexican War experiences are found in the 1848 issues of the North Carolina Argus in this collection. Another newspaper (1885) contains information on the centennial of Cedar Creek Baptist Church (now Lilesville Baptist Church).

Biographical and Historical Note

S.M. Ingram attended Wake Forest College in the first class, 1834/35, and then returned in 1838-40. He served in the Mexican War as a volunteer from Tennessee, and briefly as a lieutenant in the 38th Regt. North Carolina Infantry during the Civil War. He was a planter in Richmond County, North Carolina and served in the  North Carolina General Assembly.

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Collection Overview

His papers contain biographical information and correspondence with family and friends, and with friends serving in the 38th and 23rd North Carolina infantry regiments during the Civil War. Two journals contain accounts of his life in Rockingham, 1842-44, and his experiences in the Mexican War, 1846. His published account of his Mexican War experiences are found in the 1848 issues of the North Carolina Argus in this collection. Another newspaper (1885) contains information on the centennial of  Cedar Creek Baptist Church (now  Lilesville Baptist Church). Also included is a "promissory note for the hiring of a Negro" dated 1858.

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Collection Inventory

  • Biographical Files / Box 1
    • Sketch of Major. S.M. Ingram. / Box 1 Folder 1
  • Correspondence
    • Bostick, Rebecca D., (1842, 1839.) / Box 1 Folder 2
    • Dockery, O.H. [Congressman], (1869.) / Box 1 Folder 3
    • Ewing, Isaac, Jr. (1845.) / Box 1 Folder 4
    • Garrett, E. S. [Nephew; Sgt. Co. E, 38t Regt. North Carolina Inf.], (Jan. 21, 1864.) / Box 1 Folder 5
    • Garrett, O.C. [Soldier], (date unreadable.) / Box 1 Folder 6
    • Ingram, Anne M., (1834, 1838, 1861.) / Box 1 Folder 7
    • Ingram, Edwin [Grandfather], (1839.) / Box 1 Folder 8
    • Ingram, J.H. [Brother], (1834.) / Box 1 Folder 9
    • Ingram, Sauders M. [1st Lt., Co. G, 38th Regt. North Carolina Inf.], (1846, 1862, 1863.) / Box 1 Folder 10
    • McCaskill, Thomas D. [Pvt., Co. E, 38th Regt. North Carolina Inf.], Orange C.H., Virginia, (Mar. 8, 1864.) / Box 1 Folder 11
    • McCaskill, W[illiam].R. [Pvt. Co. E, 38th Regt. North Carolina Inf.], Camp Gregg, Virginia, (Mar. 30, 1863.) / Box 1 Folder 11A.
    • McRae, D[uncan] G. [Cpt. Co. E, 38th Regt. North Carolina Inf.], Camp near Winchester, Virginia, (Nov. 1862.) / Box 1 Folder 12
    • Powell, C[harles [P[inkney] [Corp., Co. D, 23rd North Carolina Inf.], (Dec. 28, 1863.) / Box 1 Folder 12A
    • Smith, Michaux Ingram, (Mar. 18, 1948.) / Box 1 Folder 13
    • Steele, R. J., (1842, 1846.) / Box 1 Folder 14
    • Steele, Walter L., [Student, Randolph Macon College]. (Oct. 26,??.) / Box 1 Folder 15
    • Stringer, M., (1860.) / Box 1 Folder 16
    • Wheeler, M.H., (1853.) / Box 1 Folder 17
    • Williams, Stephen, (1839.) / Box 1 Folder 18
  • Journals
    • S.M. Ingram's journals (two parts) covers the period, while in Rockingham, North Carolina and from Sept.-Nov. 1846, while he was in the Mexican War. (May 1842-May 1844,) / Box 1 Folder 19
  • Printed
    • North Carolina Argus [Newspaper], Wadesboro, North Carolina The following issues contain S.M. Ingram's account of his Mexican War experiences / Box 1 Folder 20
      • "Rough Notes of Rough Adventures, by a Returned Volunteer"
        • No. 3, (Aug. 8, 1848.)
        • No. 4, (Aug. 15 1848.)
      • "Sketch of Gen. Zachary Scott"
        • No. 5, (Sept. 5, 1848.)
        • No. 6, (Sept. 12, 1848.)
    • Rockingham Rocket [Newspaper] containing an account of the Cedar Creek Baptist Church (now Lilesville) centennial, (Aug. 20, 1885.) / Box 1 Folder 21
  • Business Records
    • Promissary note for the hiring of a Negro, (Jan. 1, 1858.) / Box 1 Folder 22

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Summary Information

Repository
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives
Creator
Ingram, Sanders Meredith
Title
Sanders Meredith Ingram Papers,
ID
MS59
Date [inclusive]
1839-1867
Extent
0.25 linear feet one oversized half letter box
General Physical Description note
1

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Administrative Information

Publication Information
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives 2004
Access Restrictions
Collection is open. 
Copyright Notice
Copyright for materials resides with the creators of the items in question or their descendants, unless otherwise designated. Users of this collection are responsible for using the materials in conformance with U.S. copyright law. 
Processing Information
Processed by John Woodard. Encoded by Apex, December, 2004. Funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA), with support provided through North Carolina ECHO
Preferred Citation
MS59, Sanders Meredith Ingram Papers, 1839-1867, Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA. 

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