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    James Ezekiel Porter: Very Rare Carte de Visite Image of one of the Officers Killed at Little Bighorn. A Maine native, Porter graduated from West Point in 1869 and was commissioned a 2nd lieutenant in the 7th Cavalry. He commanded "I" Company, which was wiped out with Custer at Little Bighorn. Sadly, just before the regiment departed from Fort Lincoln, he had requested "a transfer to the general staff for a more settled way of life" because his wife had just given birth to their second child.

    Porter's body was never identified, although his bloodstained buckskin jacket with a bullet hole was found in a nearby Indian village by soldiers searching for evidence of Custer's whereabouts. It was the first piece of evidence found which gave mute testimony to the fate of Custer and his men.

    The CDV is in excellent condition, with the back stamp of "Merrill, Photographer, Farmington, Me."


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    June, 2018
    9th Saturday
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