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    Great Photograph of Comanche, the Only Surviving Horse of the Custer Massacre, ca. 1890s. Caption on photograph reads: "Now at Fort riley, Kansas Troop "I", Seventh Cavalry, and taken care of by Korn, who was at the time of the Custer Massacre in Troop "I" was at least five years old in '68, when he went through the Cheyenne campaign in the Indian Territory; was one of the few horses that got through the trial; was afterwards ridden by Col. Keogh and was his mount at the Little Big Horn. Comanche was wounded seven times there: three severe, and four light flesh wounds. The seven wounds were; (1) through the neck, (2) just behind the front shoulder, passing clear through. (3) In hind quarter, passing out between hind legs. He is now at least twenty-six years old."

    Great photo of Comanche photographed May 21, 1889, by Ramsour & Pennel. Someone has etched on the original glass plate: "Now dead - died Nov. 7th 1891." Also "Korn was killed at Wounded Knee." Korn standing and posing at Fort Riley, Kansas. Measures approximately 6.5" x 4.25".

    Condition:
    Fine, light dirt on mount.


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    June, 2008
    13th Friday
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