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Volney Sewall Fullam papers, 1822-1912
Fullam, Volney Sewall, 1830-1912.
Library Call Number Copy Material Location
Vermont Historical Society Library  MSA 172  Manuscript  Vault-Manuscript 

Personal Author : Fullam, Volney Sewall, 1830-1912.
Title : Volney Sewall Fullam papers, 1822-1912 (bulk:1861-1862).
Physical Description : .25 linear ft. (1 box, 1 folder).
Summary :

e Volney Sewall Fullam Papers, 1822-1912, document the operation of two companies of the Vermont Volunteers during a portion of the Civil War, 1861-62. As Captain of Co. I, 2nd Regiment of the Vermont Volunteers, Fullam kept muster rolls, pay vouchers, receipts and invoices, as well as records of equipment issued to each enlistee. Fullam was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel in the 7th Regiment in 1862. After the Battle of Baton Rouge (August 5, 1862), Fullam was charged with misconduct. The papers contain documents and letters related to this affair and Fullam's subsequent resignation. The collection includes a few miscellaneous papers related to Volney's father, Sewall Fullam (1799-1876) of Ludlow. These items include a character reference, justice of the peace commission, admission to the practice of law, tax return, and law license.

Biographical or historical data :

Volney Sewall Fullam was born in Ludlow, Vermont, July 16, 1830, son of Eunice Howe Goddard and Sewall Fullam. He died in Boston on November 12, 1912. In May 1861 Fullam was commissioned as a Captain in Co. I of the Second Regiment of Vermont Volunteers and saw action at Bull Run, July 21, 1861. He was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel in the 7th Regiment in January 1862, and resigned in August 1862 following the Battle of Baton Rouge and charges of misconduct. After the Civil War Volney Fullam practiced law in New York City. He returned to Ludlow in 1876 when his father became ill; he lived briefly in Rutland and returned to Ludlow in 1901.

Sewall Fullam (1799-1876) was a lawyer whose public career included several terms in the Vermont legislature. He was a member of the 1842 Constitutional Convention and was State's Attorney during the 1840s. (See a more complete biography in the finding aid for the Fullam-Spaulding Family Papers, MSA 193.)

Related Collections : See also related collection: Fullam-Spaulding Family Papers, MSA 193.
Corporate Subject : United States. Army. Vermont Infantry Regiment, 2nd 1861-1865. Company I.
United States. Army. Vermont Infantry Regiment, 7th 1862-1866.
Subject Term : Baton Rouge, Battle of, 1862.
Geographic Term : United States History Civil War, 1861-1865.
Vermont History Civil War, 1861-1865.
Ludlow (Vt.) Archival resources.
Genre/Form : Muster rolls.
Tax returns.
Letters of recommendation.
Occupation : Justices of the peace
Added Author : Fullam, Sewall, 1799-1876.
Electronic Resource : Click here for full text of finding aid.