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    General George Armstrong Custer Autograph Note Signed "G A Custer Bvt Maj Genl Comg 3 Div". One page (front and back) of a lined 8" x 4.5" sheet excised from a longer full page letter, no place, no date [1864], to the governor of the state of New York. In part, "I take great pleasure in recommending Major M. B. Birdseye for the Lieut Colonelcy of the 2nd New York Cavalry there being a vacancy in that grade in that regiment. Major Birdseye is an active, energetic, gallant, and experienced officer, and desires the promotion...believing the promotion to be merited by faithful and gallant services in the field as well as by the ability and qualification of Major Birdseye." A check of Mortimer B. Birdseye's Civil War service record shows that Custer's recommendation was acted upon with Birdseye's promotion to lieutenant colonel taking effect on December 1, 1864. Fine condition.

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