Helena, Mont. Independent Pub. Co., Printers and Binders, 1888. Original printed wrappers [light dustsoil], stitched, 28pp. Very Good.
Adjutant General Turner reports, just before Statehood in 1889, on his efforts to improve the quality and efficiency of the National Guard. "While the companies now constituting the National Guard are not yet fully armed and equipped and require considerable military material to bring them up to a standard to fit them for active service, still a great deal has been accomplished."
Turner notes that "they are all uniformed at individual expense;" they maintain armories; infantry and cavalry companies are armed with rifles and carbines [though some lack cartridge boxes and belts]. He describes the Annual Encampment and its most prominent participants. The Guard's Roster is attached, as is a summary of Ordnance Stores at Helena and Virginia City.
FIRST EDITION. 391 NUC 0718069  [entire run of reports]. Item #16134