William Fursuar Wellington letters, 1864-1865  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Wellington, William Fursuar, 1835-
Title
William Fursuar Wellington letters
Dates
1864-1865 (inclusive)
Quantity
0.025 linear feet, (1 folder)
Collection Number
A 196
Summary
William Fursuar Wellington (1835 - ) served as a private in Company K, 42d Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry during the America Civil War. The collection (1864-1865) consists of correspondence to his wife, a photograph, and discharge papers.
Repository
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
UO Libraries--SPC, 1299
University of Oregon
Eugene OR
97403-1299
Telephone: 541-346-3068
Fax: 541-346-3485
spcarref@uoregon.edu
Access Restrictions

Collection is open to the public.

Collection must be used in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).


Historical NoteReturn to Top

William Fursuar Wellington (1835 - ) was born in Batavia, New York, and moved to Wisconsin. He served as a private in Company K, 42d Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry during the American Civil War.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection (October 3, 1864 - May 31, 1865) consists of correspondence to his wife, a photograph, and discharge papers.

The correspondence was sent from when Wellington was in Cairo, Illinois. His letters refer to camp conditions, illness, condition of prisoners, Copperhead activities, missed pay-days, and guerrilla warfare on the Ohio River, and activities of the local citizens. The letters describe military life in a relatively peaceful time and place. There are about thirty letters.

A photograph of Wellington in his military uniform, and his discharge papers included.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], William Fursuar Wellington letters, A 196, Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1 Correspondence, Cairo, Illinois 1864-1865
1 1 Discharge paper 1865
1 1 Photograph circa 1865

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Military—Civil War
  • Soldiers--United States--Correspondence
  • Personal Names :
  • Wellington, William Fursuar, 1835-
  • Wellington, William Fursuar, 1835---Correspondence
  • Corporate Names :
  • United States. Army. Wisconsin Infantry Regiment, 42nd (1864-1865). Company K
  • United States. Army--Military life--History--19th century
  • Geographical Names :
  • Cairo (Ill.)--History, Military--19th century
  • Illinois--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Correspondence
  • Discharges
  • Photographs