Chester P. Whitman papers
Scope and Content
Two letters written by Chester P. Whitman while he served in the Union Army during the Civil War comprise this collection. Both letters are written from Camp Houghtaling, Illinois, where Whitman served with Company F, 10th Illinois Infantry. Whitman mustered in April 20, 1861 at Cairo, Illinois and mustered out July 29, 1861. These are typed transcriptions; the originals are not held by the MSU Archives & Historical Collections.
The letters have been scanned and placed online at http://civilwar.archives.msu.edu/collection/7-1C-22/whitman/.
(Information retrieved from http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/databases/datcivil.html on September 18, 2013)
- 1861, circa 1861
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.
Chester P. Whitman served in Company F, Illinois 10th Infantry for 3 months (April 20, 1861- July 29, 1861). For the remainder of the Civil War he was a member of Company C, Illinois 1st Regiment of Light Artillery. He was from Ottawa, Illinois.
0.1 Cubic Feet (, 1 folder)
Language of Materials
Gift of Martha A. Greenway, date unknown. Transferred by Michigan State University Museum.
Copyright: Michigan State University. Property Rights: Michigan State University.
- Chester P. Whitman Papers
- 4 Published And Cataloged
- C. Schweigert
- March 1971
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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- Finding aid written in English.