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The Mystery of the Missing Mattson Brother – Part I

It all started a few years ago when I received the Civil War pension file for John Conway Mattson (my 3rd great grandfather).  In the file, I discovered a letter from his second wife Rebecca Oberland Mattson documenting her husband’s … Continue reading

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No Happy Ending

Well, I had hoped to find a positive resolution to John C. Mattson and his widow Rebecca’s pension requests. Sadly, from the very beginning of the the quest with the initial pension application in 1892, till the very end with … Continue reading

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John Mattson’s 1st Pension Rejection

After the shock of Rebecca’s letter from 1902 (May 29th blog), I was compelled to go to the back of the pension file to see how it all started with John C. Mattson’s first request. His original pension application is … Continue reading

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