Dimensions / Weight
Dimensions: 4.25" H x 7" W x 0.25" D
Ivory case with metal decoration. Paper with handwritten notations
Owned by Major General Henry W. Lawton, this memo pad was carried by then Lieutenant Colonel Lawton while serving in the 30th Indiana Infantry during the Civil War.
Henry Lawton enlisted in the Union forces at the outbreak of the Civil War. He received the Medal of Honor for heroism at Atlanta. He was discharged November 25, 1865 with the brevet rank of colonel. Lawton rejoined the army in 1867 and served throughout the Indian Wars. In the spring of 1886, he was selected by General Nelson A. Miles to lead a select group of troops into Mexico in pursuit of the Apache Chief, Geronimo, who surrendered to Lawton three months later.