Guide to the Keith Blalock Collection, 1895 - 1913

Summary Information

Title: Keith Blalock Collection, 1895 - 1913
Collection: AC.255.
Extent: 0.25 (1 box)

The Keith Blalock Collection is a series of government documents (photocopied from the collection in the National Archives) regarding Keith Blalock and his attempt to receive veteran's pension.

Creator: United States Government

Biographical/Historical Note

William McKesson "Keith" Blalock enlisted in the North Carolina Regiment with his wife Melinda. When it became apparent that their regiment would not move close to Union lines, Melinda exposed herself as female and Keith rolled in poison sumac. Upon return to their home in the Grandfather Community, the Blalocks joined guerilla warfare against the Confederacy. Blalock claimed to fight for the 10th Michigan Regiment, Company T and sought a veteran's pension for both the Confederacy and the Union.

Scope and Contents

The Keith Blalock Collection includes photocopies of government documents regarding Keith Blalock and his attempt to receive veteran's pension.  The originals are on file at the National Archives and Records Administration.


This collection is housed in one folder.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room. An appointment for research is recommended. The Dougherty Reading Room is located on the 4th floor of Belk Library in Special Collections.

Acquisitions Information

This collection was donated to the W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection in 2001. The accession number is AC.2005.040. The collection was opened in October 2005.

Processing Information

Processed by Kathryn Staley, October 2005; Encoded by Kathryn Staley, October 2005

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AC.255: Keith Blalock Collection, W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List

Documents  Box 1