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Guide to the Clason Family Papers, RG 409


Listed by: Dieter C. Ullrich
Date: October 2003

Date Span:
1862-1926

Size:
0.25 cubic feet; 30 items.

Number of Boxes:
1 1/2 document box.

Historical or Biographical Sketch:
The three Clason brothers (William, Ike, and Rufus) and their brother-in-law, Chancey Rounds, served in Union units during the Civil War-Ike with the 2nd Minnesota Infantry, Rufus with the 1st Wisconsin Calvary, and Chancey Rounds with Company B, 53rd Wisconsin Regiment. William's unit affiliation is unknown.

Scope and Content:
consists of twenty-seven letters from the Civil War and postbellum eras, and miscellaneous documents from the early 1900s of the Clason family and its in-laws, the Rounds. The letters center on the Clason brothers, Chancey Rounds, and their Civil War service. All of these letters are written to family members. Among the postwar letters are seven from Louisa Clason to her sister Betsey Rounds.


Item list:
Box 1

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