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Guide to the William Fulton letter MSS.0547

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Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0266
205.348.0500
archives@ua.edu

February 2008

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-04-10T12:31-0500

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

April 2013
Collection Title:

William Fulton letter

Unit ID:

MSS.0547

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.05 Linear feet (1 item; typescript)

Dates:

1865 April 12

Abstract:

Typescript copy of a letter dated 12 April 1865, written by Fulton to his sister, Mrs. Theodora Fulton Pettus, describing the surrender of Mobile, Alabama, to Union forces.

creator

Fulton, William

Scope and Contents note

The collection contains a typescript copy of a letter dated 12 April 1865, written by 17-year old Fulton to his sister, Mrs. Theodora Fulton Pettus in Livingston, Alabama, describing the surrender of Mobile to Union forces.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of Mrs. J. Edward Beck, 1948

Access Restrictions:

None

Usage Restrictions:

None

Preferred Citation:

William Fulton Letter, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Processing Information:

Processed by

unknown, 2008; updated by Martha Bace, 2013

Biographical/Historical note

William Fulton was about 17 years old when the city of Mobile, Alabama, surrendered to the Union forces in April 1865.

Source(s)

Alabama (localbroad)

Alabama--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 (lcsh)

Civil War (localbroad)

Mobile (Ala.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 (lcsh)

United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives (lcsh)

War and Military (localbroad)

Letter Box 640