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Collection Number: 03368

Collection Title: Chauncey Brunson Welton Letters, 1862-1901 (bulk 1862-1865).

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This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities; this finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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Size 0.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 140 items)
Abstract Chauncey Brunson Welton (1844-1908) of Weymouth, Medina County, Ohio, was a soldier in the 103rd Ohio Infantry Regiment, United States Army. The collection includes letters, 1862-1865, from Welton while serving in Kentucky, Tennessee, and Georgia, to his parents and other members of his family, discussing his experiences, his opinions of such political matters as union and secession and the Copperheads, and the second inauguration of Lincoln, which he witnessed; and a few postwar items, including family letters.
Creator Welton, Chauncey Brunson, 1844-1908.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions to Use
No usage restrictions.
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 Chauncey Brunson Welton Letters, #3368, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Alternate Form of Material
Typed transcriptions available.
Acquisitions Information
Received from David G. Welton of Charlotte, N.C., June 1958.
Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1a.
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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Chauncey Brunson Welton (1844-1908) of Weymouth, Medina County, Ohio, was a soldier in the 103rd Ohio Infantry Regiment, United States Army. Welton was the son of Charles Welton.

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The collection includes letters, 1862-1865, from Chauncey Brunson Welton while a federal soldier of the 103rd Ohio Regiment serving in Kentucky, Tennessee, and Georgia, to his parents and other members of his family. Welton discusses his personal experiences, his opinions of such political matters as union and secession and the Copperheads. He was in Washington, D.C., January-April 1865, and describes the second inauguration of Abraham Lincoln. There are also a few postwar items, including family letters.

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, July 2010

This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

Diacritics and other special characters have been omitted from this finding aid to facilitate keyword searching in web browsers.

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