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Cash register

Cash register
Creator: National Cash Register Company.
Date: 1912
1912 cash register manufactured by the National Cash Register Company of Dayton, Ohio. Model number 442 and serial number S193881K. The ornate brass register sits on an oak base with the cash drawer. This cash register was used in a dress shop in Ness City until the 1970s. It was factory refurbished in 1924.

Charles Miller to Kansas Adjutant General

Charles Miller to Kansas Adjutant General
Date: October 21, 1877
Letter from Charles Miller at the National Soldier's Home in Dayton, Ohio to the Kansas Adjutant General's Office in Topeka. Miller seeks information on the whereabouts of three officers: Capt. John Nelson, 1st Lt. Robert Nelson, and Sgt. George Cowger, from Nashville, Washington County, Illinois who moved to Kansas. These men belonged to Company H of the Fifth Regiment of the Illinois Volunteer Cavalry.

Charles T. Sherman to Lewis Allen Alderson

Charles T. Sherman to Lewis Allen Alderson
Creator: Sherman, Charles Taylor, 1811-1879
Date: June 20, 1831
In the letter to Lewis Allen Alderson, Charles Taylor Sherman, the oldest brother of General William Tecumseh Sherman and Senator John "The Ohio Icicle", explains to Alderson that he believed that Native Indians owned the best land in the state of Ohio. However, the Indian Removal Act of 1830 was beginning to change that, as it required most Native Indians to move to the newly created Indian Territory that was located west of the Mississippi.

Sons of Veterans fraternal ribbon

Sons of Veterans fraternal ribbon
Date: 1883
Fraternal ribbon of ivory silk with blue text. The Sons of Veterans was an Allied Order of the Grand Army of the Republic, the Union soldiers' veterans organization. This ribbon was given to all attendees of the National Encampment at Dayton, Ohio in 1883. The top of the ribbon features the Sons of Veterans emblem. The donor (Grant Harrington) was a member of the Sons of Veterans, General Crook Camp No. 169 of Hiawatha. He probably acquired this ribbon while attending the encampment for which it was issued.

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