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    George Armstrong Custer Document Signed "G. A. Custer", partial document, one page, 3.75" x 1.5", Fort Rice, North Dakota, nd. This is the signature portion of a Special Requisition form. Forts Randall and Sully were the only military posts on the upper Missouri when Fort Rice was built in 1864 as one of a series of new forts established on the northern plains between 1863 and 1866. Intended to protect travel on land and river and to control the Sioux, it was built while General Alfred Sully marched the Sioux west of the Missouri River. Custer was one of the most celebrated and controversial Civil War figures. Graduating last in his 1861 West Point class, he built a reputation for daring and brilliance, and in 1863 became a brevet brigadier general. Until the end of the war, Custer fought with the utmost distinction in all the cavalry battles of the Army of the Potomac. He commanded a division in the Shenandoah and cut off Lee's escape at Appomattox. After the war he remained in the army fighting Indians and died at Little Bighorn. An attractive, affordable example of this sought-after autograph. Very fine condition; clipped nearly with no sign of glue bleed-through.

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    October, 2006
    12th-13th Thursday-Friday
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