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    Little Big Horn: Frederick Benteen. Partly printed Document Signed Twice boldly "F. W. Benteen" as Captain, 7th Cavalry, Commanding Co. H, one page, 8.5" x 10.75", Fort Rice, Dakota Territory, June 17, 1878. "Special Requisition" form for clothing. Benteen first certifies that the requisition is correct, then acknowledges receipt. Two signed documents, each complete in itself. 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. Ex. Henry E. Luhrs Collection.


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    October, 2007
    25th-26th Thursday-Friday
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