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    Little Big Horn: A Legal Document Signed by Survivor Lieutenant Frank M. Gibson. Gibson joined the 7th as a 2nd Lieutenant in 1867. He participated in the Yellowstone and Black Hills expeditions in 1873-74, and was with Company H under Reno at Little Big Horn. He was appointed Commander of Company H on August 27, 1876, participated in the 1878 Nez Perce campaign, and was active in the Plains Wars through the 1880s.

    Offered here is a military case document signed by Gibson on May 28, 1878 as "1st Lieut. 7th Cavalry" and judge advocate general of the court martial. It was an interesting case, involving a trooper having allowed an Army horse to run off. What makes the episode interesting is that a party was sent out to search unsuccessfully for the horse for two days, an indication of how important their mounts were to cavalry men of the day. A legal-size handwritten document in excellent condition.

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    November, 2014
    8th Saturday
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