Custer, George A. Autograph document signed, Camp Arlington, Virginia, 20 July 1861
Custer, George A. Autograph document signed, Camp Arlington, Virginia, 20 July 1861
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Custer, George A. Autograph document signed, Camp Arlington, Virginia, 20 July 1861

Estimate: 3,000 - 5,000 USD

Custer, George A. Autograph document signed, Camp Arlington, Virginia, 20 July 1861

Estimate: 3,000 - 5,000 USD

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Description

CUSTER, GEORGE


AUTOGRAPH DOCUMENT SIGNED ("GEO. A. CUSTER") AS SECOND LIEUTENANT, SECOND CAVALRY, NOTING USE OF SGT. DUNLOP'S HORSE


One page (5 x 6 7/8 in.; 127 x 174 mm) on a bifolium, Camp Arlington, Virginia, 20 July 1861; trimmed, folds, slight soiling, three pin-sized holes on second sheet.


Written shortly after Custer's graduation from West Point on 24 June 1861, he was ordered to Washington to join the Second Cavalry. After reporting to the War Department, he was ordered to the front at Manassas, Virginia. The horse noted here belonged to Sgt. Dunlop, someone Custer knew, and was requisitioned as his transport to Virginia. Horse and rider arrive at the encampment at around 2 A.M., just in time for the first Battle of Manassas.

Condition Report

One page (5 x 6 7/8 in.; 127 x 174 mm) on a bifolium, Camp Arlington, Virginia, 20 July 1861; trimmed, folds, slight soiling, three pin-sized holes on second sheet.


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Fine Manuscript and Printed Americana
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