Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    George Armstrong Custer: A Unique and Personal Artifact, His Personal Bank Book from 1870 with Entries in His Hand. His name on the front cover, not in Custer's hand, "Gen. G. A. Custer," illustrates a popular convention which perhaps tells us a little about Custer's personality. As was the case with many Civil War generals, he had been reduced in rank after the war and was at this time a lieutenant colonel. Most officers in similar situations employed their correct, official rank. However Custer often continued to refer to himself as "General" and certainly never discouraged others from doing so as well.

    The accounting entries in the book do not appear to be in his hand; however, there are five lines of expense notations for a St. Louis trip on the last page which are handwritten by Custer. 4.25" x 6.5" and in excellent condition but for some worm damage to the leather cover.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    May, 2011
    21st Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 10
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 904

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    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
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 29 days left to consign to the 2021 April 17 Featuring the Michael Ward Collection Americana & Political Signature Auction - Dallas!

    Learn about consigning with us

    You reach a customer base that is in many ways completely unknown to the major auction houses, and your marketing to this base is as professional as one could hope for. As I continue to wind down my holdings.
    Michael Z.,
    Hawthorne, NY
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search