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    George Armstrong Custer: A Substantial Lock of His Hair. Consisting of 50+ strands, each ranging in length from 2" to 3". The provenance is quite remarkable! At the Battle of Trevilian Station in June 1864, Custer's camp was overrun and his uniform and presentation sword were captured by the Confederates and later recovered. His wife Elizabeth had written him previously requesting that, following his next trip to the barber, he save the hair and send it to her. Along with Custer's other effects was a leather writing pouch which contained a large envelope filled with his unmistakable blond hair. Many years ago, Glen Swanson was involved in expertizing the ensemble, and at that time was permitted to take this small portion of the hair for his collection. His signed statement of provenance accompanies the lot.
    From the Glenwood Swanson Collection.


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    Auction Dates
    June, 2018
    9th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 23
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