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    George Armstrong Custer: A Beautifully Framed Signed Civil War Endorsement. A September 11, 1863, manuscript endorsement, signed by Custer as Brigadier General Volunteers and president of the Examining Board. He requests that attention be given to the case of Captain Peter Casey of Chicago's Irish Legion, the 90th Illinois volunteers, for absence without leave. Dublin-born Casey was a Chicago saloon owner who suffered a series of run-ins with Army authority. In this particular case, he had suffered from a severe case of fever and was given a legitimate furlough which he extended without leave. Eventually, in the spring of 1864, Casey would be dismissed from the service for unexplained absences and unspecified conduct unbecoming an officer.

    A very nice, boldly signed Custer display piece, elegantly matted and framed with a copy of an original Civil War-era photo. Great condition. The note itself measures 3.25" x 3", overall 14" x 21" as framed.


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    November, 2010
    17th Wednesday
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