Rufus A. Spainhour was born in Wilkes County, North Carolina in about 1840 and was sworn into the Confederate Army on May 27, 1861. He served the full term of the war. Spainhour returned to North Carolina after the war and in later years managed the school book department of his son's general store in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina. Spainhour died March 23, 1928 in Wilkesboro, North Carolina.
F.P. Curtis Jr's diary notes and the North Carolina Death Index.
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The James W. McKee Collection consists of photocopies of typescripts of the diaries of two Confederate soldiers, Finley Patterson Curtis and Rufus A. Spainhour. Both men served in the Confederate Army with the First and Second North Carolina Regiments in the Virginia theater. Curtis' commanders were General Stephen Dodson Ramseur and Brigadier General (?) Warren. Spainhour's commanders included Generals Jubal A. Early, James B. Gordon, Robert E. Lee, G.H. Stewart and (?) Thurston...