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    Little Big Horn Survivor Frederick Benteen- Document Signed boldly "F. W. Benteen" as captain, 7th Cavalry. A "Special Requisition," one page, 8.5" x 10.75", Fort Rice, Dakota Territory, June 17, 1878. Benteen commanded a battalion consisting of Companies "D", "H", and "K" at Little Big Horn under Custer for which (along with his actions at Canyon Creek) he was brevetted brigadier general. His actions in the course of the battle have come into question as time has marched on. In 1887 he was suspended for drunk and disorderly conduct and was to be dismissed from the Army before President Cleveland intervened. Very fine condition; two original folds. From the Henry E. Luhrs Collection. Accompanied by LOA from PSA/DNA.

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