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Wisconsin: Civil War Docs Found in Treasurer’s Office among Unclaimed Items to be Saved

Posted by admin on Nov 20, 2010

The deadline to claim safety deposit boxes from the state treasurer’s office is quickly approaching. On December 1, the jewels and family heirlooms inside will go on the auction block. However, some documents dating back to the end of the Civil War will stay put.

The discharge papers for Captain Ira W. Cory were found deep inside the treasurer’s vault. “Instead of shredding something like that or keeping it locked away,” said Deputy Treasurer Scott Malyerk. “We are trying to find the heirs to that safety deposit box.”

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