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    Captain Thomas McDougall: First Issue Indian Campaign Medal. The Indian Campaign medal was authorized in 1907 for presentation to veterans of the Indian Wars campaigns between 1865 and 1891. The first medals (1¼" in diameter) struck very distinctly show the double rim. The first ribbons were of solid red silk moire. Ribbons for medals issued beginning in 1917 have two vertical black stripes. The medal is numbered on the rim "No.213."

    The Indian Campaign Medal is rare in the first issue. Those that can be identified to their recipients are exceedingly rare. That this one was awarded to an officer - a company commander - who was engaged at the Little Bighorn makes it one of a kind. For more on Thomas Mower McDougall, see Swanson, G. A. Custer: His Life and Times, pp. 108-109.
    From the Glenwood Swanson Collection.

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