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    Alfred Sully: An Autographed Carte de Visite Image of this Notorious Indian Fighter. The son of famed portrait painter Thomas Sully, his military career began in 1861 when he occupied St. Joseph, Missouri, and declared martial law to suppress secession supporters there. Relieved of command in 1863, he went west and achieved notoriety for several Indian massacres, notably his attack on a large village at Whitestone Hill, Dakota Territory, in reprisal for the Dakota Conflict of 1862. His troops destroyed a village of 500 tipis, slaying numerous men, women, and children while suffering only minor casualties. He continued in Indian War service until his death in 1879.

    This Civil War era CDV is signed: "Alf. Sully Brig Genl" in bold black ink on verso. Very good condition with one minor small corner crease.


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    June, 2018
    9th Saturday
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