State Civil War claims against the United States, 1861-1872 and undated

Wisconsin. Office of the Secretary of State
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  • Format Mixed Materials
  • Physical Details
    • 5.4 c.f. (9 archives boxes and 2 flat boxes)
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Summary

  • Vouchers, abstracts, and other records used to substantiate Wisconsin's claim against the United States for reimbursement of monies the state expended to raise and equip troops during the Civil War. The expenditures, made mainly in 1861 before federalization of the war effort, were made by the Quartermaster General, Commissary General, and Paymaster General. The vouchers are duplicates or copies of the originals which were sent to Washington by the Governor. Included is an 1866 statement by Governor Lucius Fairchild detailing the state's mobilization efforts in 1861 and Wisconsin's wartime relationship with the federal government.
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