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    Thomas Weir and Marcus Reno: A Pair of Scarce Civil War-dated Clipped Signatures. Reno, of course, needs no introduction. Weir is an important figure in Little Bighorn lore. He commanded Company "D" and was with Benteen's contingent. When they arrived on the scene, Reno had already retreated to a hill top defensive position where he was joined by Weir's men. A small group of soldiers, led by Weir and eventually joined by Benteen, attempted to reach the location of Custer's embattled command. However, they met with overwhelming resistance and were forced to turn back around three miles from the Custer battlefield. Today, the spot where they drew closest to the fighting is still honored as Weir Point.

    Thomas Weir was emotionally and ultimately physically destroyed by the tragedy of Little Bighorn. He exhibited extreme symptoms of what is known today as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Posted back to New York City, he soon became unwilling to go outside and drank heavily. In a state of extreme depression, he died less than six months following Little Bighorn.


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    June, 2018
    9th Saturday
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