Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    Frederick Benteen: An Important Twice-Signed Carte de Visite Photo. This is a Civil War era image showing him wearing his 10th Missouri Cavalry pin, and Benteen has neatly dated it "'65" below his bust. The CDV is boldly signed below, "F. W. Benteen Capt. U.S.A." On verso he penned: "Send yours in return/ April 11, 1867/ All the way from/ Fort Larned, Kansas/ to my Darling Wife/ at Atlanta. F. W. Benteen/ Capt 7th Cavalry."

    All signed photographic images of Little Bighorn participants are highly sought-after, and this personalized example from one of the battle's key figures is particularly so. 2.375" x 4", overall very good condition, with a couple areas of minor ink smudging as shown.
    From the Glenwood Swanson Collection.


    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2018
    9th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 12
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 892

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $250,000 (minimum $19), plus 20% of any amount between $250,000 and $2,500,000, plus 12% of any amount over $2,500,000 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
    Only 1 day left to consign to the 2019 December 7 Historic Flags of World War II Civil War, Militaria, Arms & Armor Signature Auction - Dallas!

    Learn about consigning with us

    The department director has the heart of a true and highly knowledgeable collector with the business acumen of someone who has been not only successful but has decades of an impeccable track record
    David Greenburg,
    Chicago, IL
    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 September 21 - 22 The David and Janice Frent Collection Presidential &  Political Americana, Part VI Signature Auction - Dallas
    2019 September 21 - 22 The David and Janice Frent Collection Presidential & Political Americana, Part VI Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $648,838