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William Fursuar Wellington letters

Identifier: A 196

Scope and Contents

The collection (October 3, 1864 - May 31, 1865) consists of correspondence to his wife, a photograph, and discharge papers.

The correspondence was sent from Wellington when he was in Cairo, Illinois. His letters refer to camp conditions, illness, condition of prisoners, Copperhead activities, missed pay-days, and guerrilla warfare on the Ohio River, and activities of the local citizens. The letters describe military life in a relatively peaceful time and place. There are about thirty letters.

A photograph of Wellington in his military uniform, and his discharge papers included.


  • 1864-1865


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to the public. Collection must be used in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room. Collection or parts of collection may be stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives in advance of your visit to allow for transportation time.

Conditions Governing Use

Property rights reside with Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections and University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Biographical / Historical

William Fursuar Wellington (1835 - ) was born in Batavia, New York, and moved to Wisconsin. He served as a private in Company K, 42d Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry during the American Civil War.


0.025 linear feet (1 container) : 1 folder

Language of Materials



William Fursuar Wellington (1835 - ) served as a private in Company K, 42d Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry during the America Civil War. The collection (1864-1865) consists of correspondence to his wife, a photograph, and discharge papers.


Material within this collection is minimally arranged. Any arrangement is either derived from the records' creators or custodians or from staff at the time of initial processing. It may be necessary to look in multiple places for the same types of materials.

Processing Information

Collection processed by staff.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

This collection received a basic level of processing including minimal organization and rehousing.

Description information is drawn in part from information supplied with the collection and initial surveys of the contents.

Guide to the William Fursuar Wellington Letters
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Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Repository Details

Part of the University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives Repository

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA