Honoring a Veteran of the 12th Massachusetts Infantry who was wounded in the Second Battle of Bull Run
5 3/8 x 8 1/4, imprint.
Noah A. Plympton, President
J. Mitchel Galvin, Secretary
Albion C. Drinkwater, Treasurer
The Butler Club
Boston, Mass., Jan. 1, 1890
Commander Post 191, G.A.R.
The Butler Club will entertain as its guest, Corporal JAMES TANNER, at a Reception and Dinner to be given at the Parker House, Boston, Wednesday, January 8, 1890. Reception from 4 to 5 and Dinner at 5 o'clock. Tickets will be $2.50, to be had of the Secretary of the Club in the parlor from 4 to 5 o'clock, prior to the Dinner.
The Department Commander and other Officers, together with the Past Commanders of the Massachusetts Department, G.A.R., have been invited to be present as guests of the Club. A cordial invitation is extended to yourself and the comrades of your Post to unite with the Club in giving Corporal Tanner a hearty reception.
If you accept this invitation, will you advise the Secretary upon the inclosed postal-card, and also as regards the attendance of comrades of your Post, not later than Monday, January 6th, so that he may perfect all necessary arrangements.
Very respectfully, etc.,
NOAH A. PLYMPTON, Pres.
J. MITCHEL GALVIN, Sec.
Small piece of old mounting remnant on the reverse. Light age toning. Very fine.
James Tanner, was a 19 year old mariner when he enlisted as a private on June 26, 1861, and was mustered into Co. K, 12th Massachusetts Infantry. He was wounded in action on August 30, 1862, at the 2nd battle of Bull Run, Va., and was discharged as a result of his wounds on December 25, 1862.