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Collection Number: 01834

Collection Title: Isaac Barton Ulmer Papers, 1838-1929 (bulk 1850s to 1890s)

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Size 0.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 225 items)
Abstract Isaac Barton Ulmer was a Confederate soldier of Demopolis, Ala. The collection is chiefly family correspondence, 1850s to 1890s, with some writings and Ulmer, Johnston, and DuBrutz family records. Included are letters from Ulmer to his family while he was at school in Green Spring, Ala., and at Oglethorpe College, Talmage, Ga., 1859-1861; while he was serving with Company A., 3rd Alabama Cavalry Regiment, Confederate States of America, in Tennessee, 1861-1865; and postwar letters exchanged between Ulmer, then in Marengo County, Ala., and his mother, Abigail (Cromwell) Ulmer, who was living in Choctaw County, Ala. Also included are manuscript writings by Ulmer about his Civil War experiences, especially at the Battle of Shiloh, and historical sketches by and about South Carolina members of the family dating back to the Revolution.
Creator Ulmer, Isaac Barton, 1842-1925.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Isaac Barton Ulmer Papers, #1834, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Acquired 1951-1959
Additional Descriptive Resources
The original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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Isaac Barton Ulmer was a Confederate soldier of Demopolis, Ala.

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The collection is chiefly family correspondence, 1850s to 1890s, with some writings and Ulmer, Johnston, and DuBrutz family records. The collection includes letters from Ulmer to his family while he was at school in Green Spring, Ala., and at Oglethorpe College, Talmage, Ga., 1859-1861, and while he was serving with Company A., 3rd Alabama Cavalry Regiment, Confederate States of America, in Tennessee, 1861-1865; and postwar letters exchanged between Ulmer, then in Marengo County, Ala., and his mother, Abigail (Cromwell) Ulmer, who was living in Choctaw County, Ala. Also included are manuscript writings by Ulmer about his Civil War experiences, especially at the Battle of Shiloh, and historical sketches by and about South Carolina members of the family dating back to the Revolution.

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Finding aid updated for digitization by Kathryn Michaelis, November 2010

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