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    Thomas McDougall: His GAR Memo Book, Card Case, and a Surprise! In 1883 McDougall was inducted - "mustered" - into the newly formed George A. Custer Post of the Civil War Union Veterans organization, the Grand Army of the Republic. He boldly signed the inside cover "T.M. McDougall/ Captain 7th U.S. Cavalry/ Fort Yates, D.T./ May 14, 1883." In 1886 he listed the Fort Yates GAR officers in his own hand, himself at the top as post commander.

    Accompanying the booklet is a leather business card case with a paper label pasted inside and the typed name and address of "Major T. M. McDougall." The surprise is this: in his card case he carried the business card of the General of the Army autographed verso, "W. T. Sherman/ General."
    From the Glenwood Swanson Collection.

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    June, 2018
    9th Saturday
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