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Louis M. Nulton Collection

Stewart Bell Jr. Archives
Handley Regional Library
Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society

P.O. Box 58, Winchester, VA 22604
(540) 662-9041 ext. 17


Scope and Content: This collection contains Nulton family genealogical material and memorabilia from Louis Nulton?s distinguished naval career.
(1 box) Last updated 3/2012.

biographical/Historical: Admiral Louis McCoy Nulton was born in Winchester, VA, USA, on August 8, 1869, the son of Col. Joseph A. Nulton and Anna Virginia Clark. At age 16, he was appointed to the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, MD. On Sept. 5, 1895, he married Minnie Clark Evans. They had two daughters. Nulton served in the U.S. Navy for 48 years, rising to full rank of Admiral in 1929. His excellent performance earned him many assignments in the international arena. He was praised by President Herbert Hoover in a letter for "attain[ing] the highest merit in battle efficiency of any division of its class" when Nulton served in 1929 as Commander of the U.S. Navy Battleship force in the Pacific. For this, he earned the rank of Admiral. After retirement, he and his wife lived in Winchester from 1933 to 1946. Admiral Nulton died November 11, 1954, and was buried in the U.S. Naval Academy Cemetery at Annapolis.

Bibliography: Quarles, Garland R. Some Worthy Lives. Winchester, VA: Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society, 1988.

Cite As: Louis M. Nulton Collection, 874 THL WFCHS Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.


Box 1

Nulton Family Genealogical Material, 10 leaves typescript (photocopy)

Principles of the Deviation of the Compass and its correction, by Lieut.-Commander L.M. Nulton, U.S. Navy, 1906, 1 item, printed

U.S. Flagship "Chicago" photo album includes 22 photographs of the ship and crew. Louis Nulton, as a cadet, is pictured with Junior officers. 1 item printed

Mapcase 1, Drawer 5
Certificate designating Louis Nulton, Commander in Chief, Battle Fleet, May 21, 1921, 1 item, printed