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    Ferdinand Culbertson: His Official February 1876 Promotion to the Rank of Sergeant, Signed by Reno and Cooke. Immortalized as the discoverer of the famed "Culbertson Guidon," he was with Captain Benteen's force during the Battle of Little Bighorn. Subsequently assigned to the detail recovering and burying the slain soldiers' bodies, he found one of the company guidons under the body of Cpl. John Foley. The only Little Bighorn battle flag immediately recovered at the scene, it came to be named after its discoverer. This significant 14.5" x 10" document is in excellent condition, with a large, bold Reno signature, and has great display appeal.

    Also included is a 1950 exchange of correspondence between noted Little Bighorn historian Col. William A. Graham and the War Department, to whom he had written seeking information regarding Culbertson's military service.
    From the Glenwood Swanson Collection.


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