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    Large Stereoview by F. Jay Haynes of "War Horse Comanche" with Caretaker Gustave Korn, ca. 1880s. Comanche was a mixed Mustang Morgan horse who survived General George Armstrong Custer's detachment of the US 7th Cavalry at the Battle of the Little Bighorn.

    He was bought by the U.S. Army in 1868 in St. Louis, Missouri and sent to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Captain Myles Keogh of the 7th Cavalry liked the 15 hand bay gelding and bought him for his own personal mount, to be ridden only in battle. In 1868, while fighting the Comanche in Kansas, the horse was wounded in the hindquarters by an arrow, but continued to let Keogh fight from his back. Thus the horse was named "Comanche" to honor his bravery. Comanche was wounded many more times, always exhibiting the same toughness.

    Beautiful stereoview of Comanche, probably on the parade field of Fort Meade, Dakota Territory (South Dakota). In the photo, Comanche is being taken care of and shown by his caretaker, Gustave Korn. Photograph measures approximately 7" x 4".

    Condition:
    Very fine-excellent, as nice as the day it was printed.


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    June, 2008
    13th Friday
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