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Chester P. Whitman papers

Identifier: c-00437

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

(Information retrieved from on September 18, 2013)


  • Creation: 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.

Biographical Note

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)

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Custodial History

Gift of Martha A. Greenway, date unknown. Transferred by Michigan State University Museum.

Legal Status

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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Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

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East Lansing MI 48824 US