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    Nelson A. Miles Letter Signed During Indian Wars. American General Nelson A. Miles served with great distinction in the Civil War, the Indian Wars, and the Spanish-American War. Four pages, written on first page only, 8vo, Chicago, May 30, 1891. On December 29, 1890 at Wounded Knee South Dakota, Miles' troops, under the command of Colonel James W. Forsyth of the 7th U.S. Cavalry, massacred some 200 Sioux men, women, and children, resulting in the death of the great Lakota chief Sitting Bull. Miles' reputation was permanently tarnished by the massacre. Five months later, General Miles sent this brief letter to Mr. Thomas Keefe of Chicago, letting Keefe know his schedule for the next ten days. Large bold signature.

    Condition: Letter is lightly soiled on recto, heavily soiled on verso. Near fine.

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