Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    George Armstrong Custer: His Civil War Major General's Shoulder Straps with Family Provenance. Purchased by the consignor as part of Lot 7 in Butterfields' April 1995 Custer auction, with provenance of the Charles A. Custer Family Collection.

    Custer's meteoric rise during the Civil War is the stuff of legends. At the outset of the War the fresh West Point graduate was commissioned a second lieutenant, but in the closing days of the conflict he had risen to the rank of brevet major general. While he would retain this rank for less than a year before being returned to his permanent rank of captain in the 5th Cavalry, he nonetheless was immortalized as the youngest major general in the Union Army at the age of 25!

    Shoulder straps are highly collectable among militaria enthusiasts as well as Custer aficionados. We are aware of a private sale of Grant's Lieutenant General's straps for in excess of $50,000. This important pair is certain to excite considerable bidder interest.


    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2013
    22nd-23rd Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 1,734

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2020 May 3 Luxury Accessories Signature Auction - Beverly Hills.

    Learn about consigning with us

    You reach a customer base that is in many ways completely unknown to the major auction houses, and your marketing to this base is as professional as one could hope for. As I continue to wind down my holdings.
    Michael Z.,
    Hawthorne, NY
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2019 December 8 Civil War, Militaria, Arms & Armor Signature Auction - Dallas
    2019 December 8 Civil War, Militaria, Arms & Armor Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $935,931