Article from the Confederate Veteran mag.,
dated June, 1908, page 293.
On the night of April 17, 1908, the spirit of M.P. DELLINGER, a soldier tried and true, passed into the better land. He was a native of Lincoln County, N.C. and since the war he had been associated with his brother, DAVID DELLINGER, at Shelby, N.C., as a contractor and builder, where he was most highly esteemed. Among the first to take up arms for his beloved Southland, he went to the front as a member of the Cleveland Guards, under Capt. Augustus Burton, which was assigned to the 2d North Carolina Regiment. He was terribly wounded in the battle of Brandy Station, his skull being crushed by a piece of shell, the sight of one eye being entirely lost. Several years ago his remaining eye was so injured as to cause the loss of sight in that also, and during all these weary years of suffering and affliction he bore it with the fortitude of the soldier which had distinguished him on many battlefields.
Surving Comrade Dellinger are two brothers and a niece, MISS MATTIE ADAMS, who tenderly ministered to him in his last hours. His wife died some seven years ago.
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