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Charles H. Spaulding papers

Identifier: c-00570

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of letters written by Charles H. Spaulding while in the Civil War. The majority of the letters are from Charles to his wife Ella. A few of the letters are from Charles to his parents and a few are ones he received from his parents. In the letters, Spaulding describes his journey to Fort Massachusetts on Ship Island, Mississippi. The majority of the journey was by ship. He describes life on Ship Island, camp activity, and local battle news. His other letters describe his transfers to Vicksburg, Camp Williams, Pensacola, Florida, and Fort Pickens on Santa Rosa Island, Florida. His letters give few details about fighting and mostly focus on his health, food, and his desire to return home and then settle in the West.


  • 1862 - 1863


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

Charles H. Spaulding from Shrewsbury, Vermont was a member of Company G of the 7th Regiment of the Vermont Volunteers. He enlisted on February 11, 1862. He was mustered in at Rutland, Vermont on February 12, 1862. He was mustered out on August 30, 1864. His wife was Ella E. Spaulding. His parents were Charles and Emily Spaulding.


0.5 Cubic Feet (, 18 folders)

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Legal Status

Copyright: Donor(s) have transferred any applicable copyright to Michigan State University but the collection may contain third-party materials for which copyright was not transferred. Copyright restrictions may apply.

Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Charles H. Spaulding Papers
4 Published And Cataloged
S. Roberts
June 2003
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Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

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