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    Frederick Benteen: Official Government Report of His 1887 Court Martial for Drunkenness. In the fall of 1886, while in command of Fort Chase, Utah, Benteen was found to have engaged in drunken behavior on several occasions. Initially, he was sentenced to dismissal from the army, but in light of his long years of service, his sentence was commute by President Cleveland to one year's suspension at half pay. Three pages, 5" x 7.5". Excellent appearance, but very fragile and partially separated at spine, with several fine tears.
    From the Glenwood Swanson Collection.


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    June, 2018
    9th Saturday
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