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    General George Crook: A Scarce Autographed Carte de Visite Photo. Back mark of Norse's Gallery of the Cumberland, Nashville, Tennessee, and signed on verso: "Yours Truly, George Crook, Brig Gen, U.S. Vol". Great condition.

    Crook had a distinguished Civil War career, and received a brevet as major general. Reduced in rank after the war, he was named a lieutenant colonel in 1867 and placed in charge of the Department of the Columbia in the Pacific Northwest where he achieved notice for his success in the Snake War of 1864-1868. In 1875 he was named head of the Department of the Platte, and on May 29, 1876, he led a force of 1051 men into Montana, where he suffered a major setback at the Battle of the Rosebud on June 17. Originally, Crook was intended to rendezvous with Custer's force but, low on ammunition and burdened with many wounded, he withdrew. Historians still debate whether his pressing on might have averted the disaster at Little Bighorn.


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    June, 2018
    9th Saturday
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