Clarke Historical Library
Central Michigan University

Finding aid for
Nicholas B. Fulton Papers

Finding aid created by
C. Engerson, Marian Matyn

Summary Information
Title: Nicholas B. Fulton Papers,
Creator: Fulton, Nicholas B.
Inclusive dates: 1850, 1921, and undated
Extent: .25 cubic feet (in 1 box)
Abstract:
The collection mostly documents Nicholas B. Fulton and Walter Gamble after the Civil War in which they both served in the Michigan Engineers and Mechanics Regiment. Also there is a Civil War certificate for Culwell Martin who served in the same regiment.

Call number: MSS.
Language: The material is in English
Repository: Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University
250 East Preston Street
Mount Pleasant, MI 48859
Phone: 989-774-3352
Fax: 989-774-2160
Email: clarke@cmich.edu
Website: http://clarke.cmich.edu


Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Acc#1531

Access Restrictions:

Nicholas B. Fulton Papers are open for research.

Copyright:

Copyright is unknown.

Preferred Citation:

Nicholas B. Fulton Papers, Folder # , Box #, Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University


Arrangement

Arrangement is alphabetical and chronological.


History

Biography:

Nicholas Fulton was born in New York circa1823. He lived in Clinton County as an agricultural dealer with his wife Abigail and their three children: James R., Ellen, Lucy, and Louesa. Fulton enlisted to serve in the civil war, as did his son. The account of their service according to the Record of First Michigan Engineers and Mechanics is as follows:

Fulton, Nicholas B. Enlisted in company M, Engineers and Mechanics. October 10, 1863, at Detroit, for 3 years, age 41. Mustered October 28, 1863. Mustered out at Nashville, Tennessee, September 22, 1865. He died May 15, 1898.

Fulton, James R., Essex. Enlisted in company L, Engineers and Mechanics, July 18, 1863, at Maple Rapids, for 3 years, age 16. Mustered August 5, 1863. Mustered out at Nashville, Tenn., September 22, 1865. His residence was Maple Rapids, Michigan.

Walter Gamble was born in New York in October, 1868. He had one daughter Athol, with his spouse Lucy whom he married in 1891. Gamble lived in Clinton, Michigan and was a dealer in agriculture.

Martin, Culwell. Enlisted in company M, Engineers and Mechanics, August 31, 1863, at North Star, for 3 years, age 34. Mustered September 17, 1863. Corporal July, 1864. Mustered out at Nashville, Tennessee, September 22, 1865.

(This information is from the collection and from the Record of Service of Michigan Volunteers in the Civil War, 1861-1865. Kalamazoo, Mich.: Ihling Bros. and Everard, 1903?.)


Collection Scope and Content Note

This collection contains materials related to Nicholas Fulton and Walter Gamble. The records concern topics of business and tax receipts, land records, pension claims, medicinal recipes and military appointment papers. The Gamble papers include hunting tags and registration, vehicle registration and correspondence.

Note: The collection also includes one military certificate issued to Culwell Martin. The account of his service during the Civil War according to the Record of First Michigan Engineers and Mechanics is noted in the biography section above.

Subject Terms

    Subjects:
    • Fulton, Nicholas B.
    • Fulton, James R.
    • Gamble, Walter.
    • Martin, Culwell.
    • United States. Army. Michigan Engineers and Mechanics Regiment, 1st (1861-1865. Company L.
    • United States. Army. Michigan Engineers and Mechanics Regiment, 1st (1861-1865. Company M.
    • Military pensions--United States.
    • Michigan--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
    • Bounties, military--United States--History--19th century.
    • Deeds--Michigan--Clinton County.
    • Veterans--Michigan--Clinton County.
    • Clinton County (Mich.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
    Contents List
       Container / Location    Title
     
    Nicholas B. Fulton Papers. [series]:
    Box   1 F   1
    Biographical Information, undated
    Box   1 F   2
    Fulton Business Receipts, 1850-1882, undated
    Box   1 F   3
    Fulton Family Tax Receipts, 1844-1892, undated
    Box   1 F   4
    Fulton Land Records, 1846-1892
    Box   1 F   5
    Fulton, Soldiers' Pension Claims, 1876-1899, undated
    Box   1 F   6
    Fulton, Medicinal Recipes, circa 1870-1890
    Box   1 F   7
    Fulton, Military Appointment Papers, 1865
    Box   1 F   8
    "The Household," Detroit Free Press clipping, undated
    Box   1 F   9
    "Walter Gamble, Papers, 1861-1921