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Goff, O. S. (fl. 1875) Fort Lincoln, Dakota Territory

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06185 Author/Creator: Goff, O. S. (fl. 1875) Place Written: Fort Lincoln, Dakota Terr. Type: Photograph Date: 1875 ca. Pagination: 1 cabinet card ; 10.7 x 16.1 cm.

Summary of Content: Cabinet card photograph by O. S. Goff. View of Fort taken from adjacent hill. Inscription on verso: "Fort Lincoln. Dakota Territory. It was from Fort Abraham Lincoln on May 17, 1876 that the fateful Yellowstone Expedition under command of General Alfred H. Terry, the Department Commander, marched out to the music of "Garry Owen" played by the band of the 7th Cavalry. Gen. Terry's headquarters were at that time at St. Paul, Minn."

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Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: American WestFortificationMilitary HistoryMusicAmerican Indian HistoryPresident

Sub Era: Reconstruction

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