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    George Armstrong Custer: His Personal Copies of Printed General Orders. In 1863, General Alfred Pleasonton issued Cavalry Corps, Army of the Potomac, General Orders, No. 51, proclaiming a period of mourning for a hero of Gettysburg, Gen. John Buford. In the second document, General Orders, No. 59, in the Department of Dakota, General Alfred Terry proclaims the organization of a "Middle District" in the Department to be headquartered at Fort Abraham Lincoln. "Lieutenant-Colonel G. A. Custer, 7th Cavalry, is assigned to the command." This item, along with Lots 49012 and 49030, was purchased by Glen Swanson many years ago in an auction of items deaccessioned by the Monroe, Michigan library, at which time they were identified as having come from the Custer family.
    From the Glenwood Swanson Collection.


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    June, 2018
    9th Saturday
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