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    Lieutenant James Calhoun: A Rare Autographed Carte de Visite of Custer's Brother-in-Law, who Perished with Him at Little Bighorn. A Civil War image with logo of Charles Gentile & Co on verso; it depicts Calhoun as an officer of the 32nd Infantry. He was often called "The Adonis of the Seventh" because of his striking good looks. Calhoun married Custer's sister Margaret in 1872, and was an integral part of Custer's inner circle, often called the "Custer Clan."

    At Little Bighorn he commanded Company "L" and was assigned to guard Custer's flank. He and his men formed a defensive perimeter on what is now called Calhoun Hill and, by all accounts, acquitted themselves with discipline and valor until they were overwhelmed.


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    June, 2018
    9th Saturday
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