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    Brigadier General George A. Custer Handwritten Document. Dated January 21, 1864, this document was signed by Brigadier General George Armstrong Custer and is an approval by Custer of an order for forwarding up through the chain of command. It reads, "Headquarters, 3rd Cav. Division, Jan. 21, 1864 Respectfully Forwarded, G. A. Custer, Brig. Gen. Com." and measures 3.5" x 3.5" on white paper. This is a nice dark autograph of Custer. The note is accompanied by two modern color prints of Custer, one leading a cavalry charge and the other a nice copy of the famous Matthew Brady print of Custer.

    Custer wrote this note just three weeks before he was to marry his wife Elizabeth and two and one half years before his cavalry brigade would suffer the most losses of any Union cavalry force at Gettysburg. He would serve bravely throughout the Civil War and continue in the US Army to meet his fate at the Little Bighorn just 15 years after writing this note. This is a fine Custer note from his Civil War service ready for display.


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