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Custer, George A. (1839-1876) Document Signed, 1 June 1874 and Relics.

Auction:
2950B
Lot:
69
Sold for:
$2,706$2,200

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 2950B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
October 30, 2016 11:00AM

Description:

Custer, George A. (1839-1876) Document Signed, 1 June 1874 and Relics. Partly printed U.S. Cavalry Tobacco return, signed by Custer, 11 x 17; [together with] three relics collected from the battlefield at Little Bighorn: a round metal piece stamped "U.S.A."; a pipe stem; and a military button; [and] a letter from Custer battlefield park superintendent Edward S. Luce, and several modern photographs related to Custer taken by Luce, including one of Custer's grave.
Provenance: The Estate of David Spinney.
Estimate $1,500-2,000


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Keywords

Edward S. Luce, David Spinney, United States, Battle of the Little Bighorn, Custer, George Armstrong Custer, Military personnel

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