Chester P. Whitman Papers

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Whitman, Chester P.
Chester P. Whitman papers
1861, circa 1861
0.1 Cubic feet , 1 folder

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: "Item title, Collection title, Collection Identifier, Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections, East Lansing, Michigan."

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Biographical Note

Chester P. Whitman served in Company F, Illinois 10th Infantry for 3 months (April 20, 1861- July 29, 1861). For the remainder of the Civil War he was a member of Company C, Illinois 1st Regiment of Light Artillery. He was from Ottawa, Illinois.

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Scope and Content

Two letters written by Chester P. Whitman while he served in the Union Army during the Civil War comprise this collection. Both letters are written from Camp Houghtaling, Illinois, where Whitman served with Company F, 10th Illinois Infantry. Whitman mustered in April 20, 1861 at Cairo, Illinois and mustered out July 29, 1861. These are typed transcriptions; the originals are not held by the MSU Archives & Historical Collections.

The letters have been scanned and placed online at

(Information retrieved from on September 18, 2013)

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections March 1971

Conrad Hall
888 Wilson Road, Room 101
East Lansing , MI, 48824

Revision Description

 added biographical note and revised scope. October 2012

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University. Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

Custodial History

Gift of Martha A. Greenway, date unknown. Transferred by Michigan State University Museum.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • United States. Army. Illinois Infantry Regiment, 10th (1861-1865).


  • Letters (correspondence)

Geographic Name(s)

  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865

Personal Name(s)

  • Greenway, Martha A.

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Collection Inventory


Civil War Letters