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    Myles Keogh: Autograph Letter Signed to the Secretary of State, August 23, 1869. Captain Myles Walter Keogh (1840-1876) is writing in application for a passport to visit Europe, probably family in Ireland. The letter is signed "M. W. Keogh/ Capt 7th Cavalry." On the back, the endorsement reads: "Myles W Keogh was appointed captain 7th regiment U.S. Cavy. July 28, 1866, and is still in service as such..." It is signed "J.C. Kelton, Asst. Adj. Genl." and dated August 23 - fast service, indeed. Kelton (1828-1893) served as Adjutant General of the Army from 1889 to 1892.

    An envelope addressed in Keogh's hand to "T. Keogh Esq/ Park House/ Carlow/ Ireland" is included. One of the postmarks is from Auburn, N.Y., home of close friends of Keogh and the place of his final burial in 1877.

    Also included is a semi-literate letter from one Robert Kehoe addressed from Laurel, Montana, to his brother James in 1894. "Kehoe" is a variant spelling of "Keogh," but he is no relation to Myles Keogh. The main interest here is that Robert, caught up in the severe depression of the 1890s, states his intention of enlisting in the army - at nearby Fort Keogh.
    From the Glenwood Swanson Collection.


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    June, 2018
    9th Saturday
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