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Chase (Warren D.) Papers
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Description
A collection of the correspondence of Warren D. Chase, private of Company H of the 22nd Wisconsin Infantry and a former member of the New Lebanon ministry of the United Society of Believers of Christ's Second Appearing, commonly known as Shakers. The majority of the letters are addressed to his wife, Mary Frances Chase, during the years of the American Civil War.
Background
Warren D. Chase (1827-1875), former Shaker and Civil War soldier. Warren was raised in the Shaker community of New Lebanon, New York, where he trained as an herbalist and worked in the community's medical department. On February 2, 1853, Chase left the Shaker community in order to marry Mary Frances Crocker, a young woman who had also grown up in the Shaker faith; together they had one son, Charlie. By 1861, the Chases were living in Rochester, Racine County, Wisconsin. In September 1862, Warren enlisted in the 22nd Regiment of Wisconsin Infantry and left for Kentucky and Tennessee.
Extent
5.22 Linear Feet (4 boxes)
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