Custer, George A. Document signed, Fort Abraham Lincoln, Dakota Territory, 11 February 1875
Custer, George A. Document signed, Fort Abraham Lincoln, Dakota Territory, 11 February 1875
Custer, George A. Document signed, Fort Abraham Lincoln, Dakota Territory, 11 February 1875
Custer, George A. Document signed, Fort Abraham Lincoln, Dakota Territory, 11 February 1875
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Custer, George A. Document signed, Fort Abraham Lincoln, Dakota Territory, 11 February 1875

Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 USD

Custer, George A. Document signed, Fort Abraham Lincoln, Dakota Territory, 11 February 1875

Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 USD

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CUSTER, GEORGE A. 


DOCUMENT SIGNED ("G.A. CUSTER") AS LIEUTENANT COLONEL OF THE SEVENTH CAVALRY REGIMENT, MAKING AN INVENTORY OF EQUIPMENT, MUCH OF WHICH WAS UNUSABLE


One page (15 3/4 x 24 1/8 in.; 400 x 612 mm), Fort Abraham Lincoln, Dakota Territory, 11 February 1875; minor losses, staining, several tears as well as repairs on verso at creases.


Report from the last frontier post Custer and his immediate command were stationed at before marching to the Battle of The Little Big Horn. Signed by his brother Thomas W. Custer ("T.W. Custer").


A large amount of equipment is inventoried, including insignia, bedsacks, mess packs, hatchets, and a trumpet, most of which is remarked as "worn out, broken, worthless" with allusions to the regiment's field service. Only the shelter tents were deemed worth saving, and "recommended to be used for horse covers."


Several endorsements on verso, one signed by Lt. Col. (later General) E.S. Otis. 

Condition Report

One page (15 3/4 x 24 1/8 in.; 400 x 612 mm), Fort Abraham Lincoln, Dakota Territory, 11 February 1875; minor losses, staining, several tears as well as repairs on verso at creases.


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Fine Manuscript and Printed Americana
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