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Sanders Meredith Ingram Papers

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Sanders Meredith Ingram attended Wake Forest College in the first class, 1834-1835, and then returned in 1838-1840. 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. This collection contains 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.