Guide to the William B. Fullerton Civil War Letters

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History--United States and North American History

Guide to the William B. Fullerton Civil War Letters

Collection number: MS 183

The University Library

Special Collections and Archives

University of California, Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, California

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  • Special Collections and Archives
  • University Library
  • University of California, Santa Cruz
  • Santa Cruz, California, 95064
  • Email: specoll@library.ucsc.edu
  • URL: http://library.ucsc.edu/speccoll/
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Date Completed:
November 2003
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© 2003 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: William B. Fullerton Civil War Letters,
Date (inclusive): 1862-1865
Date (bulk): (bulk 1862-1885)
Collection number: MS 183
Creator: Fullerton, William B.
Extent: 36 letters

.5 linear ft.
Repository: University of California, Santa Cruz. University Library. Special Collections and Archives
Santa Cruz, California 95064
Abstract: This collection consists of letters from William Fullerton to and from his family during his term of enlistment in the Union Army from 1862-1865.
Physical location: Stored in Special Collections & Archives: Advance notice is required for access to the papers.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection open for research.

Publication Rights

Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permission to publish or to reproduce the material, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.

Preferred Citation

William B. Fullerton Civil War Letters. MS 183. Special Collections and Archives, University Library, University of California, Santa Cruz.

Acquisition Information

Purchase

Biographical Note

William B. Fullerton was born in 1823 in Wolfboro, New Hampshire and died there at the age of 84 in 1906. He enlisted in the 12th New Hampshire Infantry August 12, 1862. He served for three years in the Union Army, spending most of the time sick in a hospital, and then working for the Quarter Master's office in Albany, New York. After discharge, he went home to Wolfboro, New Hampshire to take over the family farm. There he married and had two children.

Scope and Contents Note

This collection of letters covers Fullerton's enlistment in August 1862 to his final days with the Quarter-Master in Albany, New York. The correspondence is mostly to and from his three sisters, Susan, Lydia and Mary-Ann. The letters detail his life in the Infantry, and the illnesses that kept him from serving on the front lines.

Arrangement

The letters are arranged chronologically.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Fullerton, William B.--Correspondence
United States--Army--New Hampshire Infantry Regiment, 12th (1862-1865)
Soldiers--New Hampshire--Correspondence


Container List

Box-folder 1:1

Album title page with photo taken, January 25, 1865

Box-folder 1:2

"Wakefield, N.H. Centennial" flyer, Sept. 22, 1785-Sept. 22, 1885

Box-folder 1:3

Susie [Fullerton] to Wm. Fullerton, August 15, [1862]

Scope and Content Note

A.L.S., "My Dear, Dear Brother, I have tried every evening and morning this week to get time..."
Box-folder 1:4

Wm. Fullerton, Summit House Hospital to sister Maryann, January 7, 1862

Scope and Content Note

A.L.S., "Dear Sister Maryann, I think it is your turn to have a letter now..."
Box-folder 1:5

Wm. Fullerton, Convalescent Camp to sister Maryann, March 30, 1862

Scope and Content Note

A.L.S., "Dear Sister Maryann, I thought a few lines would be acceptable to you frome me to day..."
Box-folder 1:6

Wm. Fullerton, Convalescent Camp to sister Lydia, April 29, 1862

Scope and Content Note

A.L.S., "Dear Sister Lydia, I thought I had got smart enough to write a lines to you to day..."
Box-folder 1:7

Wm. Fullerton, Wolfboro, to Susan Fullerton, May 12, 1862

Scope and Content Note

A.L.S. w/envelope, "Dear Sister Sue, Being all out of sorts with myself and everybody elce I think I will write a line to you..."
Box-folder 1:8

Wm. Fullerton, Wolfborough to Susan Fullerton, June 15, 1862

Scope and Content Note

A.L.S. w/envelope, "Dear Sister Sue, I receaved your kind letter last week you may be assured..."
Box-folder 1:9

Wm. Fullerton, Wolfborough to Susie Fullerton, July 20, 1862

Scope and Content Note

A.L.S. w/envelope, "Dear Sister Sue, Please excuse me for not answering your letter before..."
Box-folder 1:10

Wm. Fullerton, Concord to Susan F. Fullerton, September 10, 1862

Scope and Content Note

A.L.S. w/envelope, "Dear Sister Sue, I thought that you would like to here frome me by thiss time..."
Box-folder 1:11

Wm. Fullerton, Concord to Susan Fullerton, September 19, 1862

Scope and Content Note

A.L.S. w/envelope, "Dear Sister Sue, I thought I would write a line to you to day..."
Box-folder 1:12

"Bolivar" [Wm. B. Fullerton] to Susan Fullerton, September 24, 1862

Scope and Content Note

A.L.S. w/envelope, "Dear Sister Sue, Being over to the citty I thought I would drop a line to you..."
Box-folder 1:13

Wm. B. Fullerton, Boltimore, Monday/Lydia, Wednesday, to "Dear Sister Lydia"/"Dear Sue", September 29, 1862/[Oct. 1, 1862]

Scope and Content Note

A.L.S. pencil/A.L.S. ink, "Dear Sister Lydia, Here I am in the Streats of Boltimore..."/"Dear Sue, I receaved this letter about half an hour ago..."
Box-folder 1:14

Wm. Fullerton, Georgetown, D.C. to sister Mary Ann, November 19, 1862

Scope and Content Note

A.L.S., "Dear Sister Mary Ann, I thought I would write a line to day to let you know..."
Box-folder 1:15

Wm. Fullerton, Waterloo, Virginia to Susan Fullerton, November 12, 1862

Scope and Content Note

A.L.S. w/envelope, "Dear Sister Sue, I thought I would write gest a line to you this evening..."
Box-folder 1:16

Wm. B. Fullerton, Georgetown College Hospital to sister Lydia, December 11, 1862

Scope and Content Note

A.L.S., "My Dear Sister Lydia, I thought I would write jest a line to you to night..."
Box-folder 1:17

Wm. Fullerton to sister Lydia, December 14, 1862

Scope and Content Note

A.L.S., "My Dear Sister Lydia, Here I am in a new home once more..."
Box-folder 1:18

Lydia [Fullerton], Wednesday evening to Sue, [1862]

Scope and Content Note

A.L.S., "Dear Sue, I sent the last letter that I got from Bolivar to Ma so I will send this to you..."
Box-folder 1:19

Wm. B. Fullerton, Finley Genrl. Hospital to Susan Fulerton, January 21, 1863

Scope and Content Note

A.L.S., w/envelope, "Dear Sister Sue I thought I would write a line to you and send it by a fellow that belongs in New Market..."
Box-folder 1:20

Wm. B. Fullerton, Finley Genrl. Hospital to Mary Ann [Fullerton] to [Susan], January 22-23, 1863/ January 26, 1863

Scope and Content Note

A.L.S., "Dear Sister Mary Ann, Wall here I am in the hospital agane..."/A.L.S., "I got Bolivars letter today..."
Box-folder 1:21

Wm. B. Fullerton, Finley Genrl. Hospital to sister Lydia, February 17, 1863

Scope and Content Note

A.L.S., "Dear Sister Lydia, I did not think of writing to you quit so soon as this but..."
Box-folder 1:22

Wm. B. Fullerton, Finley Hospital to Susan Fullerton, February 25, 1863

Scope and Content Note

A.L.S., w/envelope, "My Dear Sister Sue, I received your kind letter of Feb.19th..."
Box-folder 1:23

Mary [Ann Fullerton] to Sis, February 26, 1863

Scope and Content Note

A.L.S., "Dear Sis, I recieved a letter from Lydia yesterday with one from Bolivar..."
Box-folder 1:24

Wm. B. Fullerton, Finley Hospital to sister Lydia, March 13, 1863

Scope and Content Note

A.L.S., "Dear Sister Lydia, Altho it is late in the afternoon I thought I would write..."
Box-folder 1:25

Wm. B. Fullerton, Convalescent Camp to sister Lydia, June 27, 1863

Scope and Content Note

A.L.S., "Dear Sister Lydia, I thought I mite as well write you..."
Box-folder 1:26

Wm. B. Fullerton, Convalescent Camp to Susan Fullerton, July 4, 1863

Scope and Content Note

A.L.S. w/envelope, "Dear Sister Sue, Wall here it is the 4th of July and I an here in old VA..."
Box-folder 1:27

Wm. Fullerton, Albany N.Y. to sister Lydia, October 15, 1863

Scope and Content Note

A.L.S., "Dear Sister Lydia, I thought I would write a few lines to you to day..."
Box-folder 1:28

Wm. B. Fullerton, Provost Marshals, Albany to sister Sue, January 11, 1864

Scope and Content Note

A.L.S., "Dear Sister Sue, I wish you a happy new year, as meney others have wished..."
Box-folder 1:29

Wm. B. Fullerton, Provost Marshals, Albany to Lydia Fullerton, February 8, 1864

Scope and Content Note

A.L.S. w/envelope, "Dear Sister Lydia, I thought I would write you a few lines to night..."
Box-folder 1:30

Wm. B. Fullerton, Provost Marshals, Albany to sister [Lydia], February 8, 1864

Scope and Content Note

A.L.S., "Dear Sister, I receaved a letter from you this morning..."
Box-folder 1:31

Wm. B. Fullerton, Provost Marshals, Albany to sister [Susan], February 14, 1864

Scope and Content Note

A.L.S., w/envelope, "Dear Sister, Perhaps you are expecting a line from me about this time..."
Box-folder 1:32

J.H. Moody, Satterlee USA General Hospital, Philadelphia to Susie, July 25, 1864

Scope and Content Note

A.L.S., "Poor Dear Susie, Your kind letter was recieved at the same time Carries came..."
Box-folder 1:33

Wm. B. Fullerton, Provost Marshals, Albany to "Dear Sister", August 7, 1864

Scope and Content Note

A.L.S., "Dear Sister, Perhaps a few lines from me tonight will be acceptable..."
Box-folder 1:34

Wm. B. Fullerton, Albany, New York to "Dear Sister", November 14, 1864

Scope and Content Note

A.L.S., "Dear Sister, Perhaps I might as well spend a half an hour in writeing to you..."
Box-folder 1:35

Wm. B. Fullerton, Albany, New York to "Dear Father", January 24, 1865

Scope and Content Note

A.L.S., "Dear Father, I improve the present opitunity of writeing a few lines..."
Box-folder 1:36

Wm. B. Fullerton, Provost Marshals, Albany to "Dear Sister", February 26, 1865

Scope and Content Note

A.L.S., "Dear Sister, I will write you a few lines to day..."