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    Lt. Edward G. Mathey: Document Signed by Little Bighorn Veteran. This much-soiled but legible and intact paper documents the discharge, in 1884, of one private John Grosbush, 7th Cavalry. It is signed twice by 1st Lt. Edward Gustave Mathey (1837-1915), commander of Company "K" at Fort Sill, Indian Territory, who attests to Grosbush's "excellent" character. On June 25, 1876 Mathey commanded the pack train and with McDougall's Company "B" survived the siege on Reno Hill.

    See Swanson, G. A. Custer: His Life and Times, pp. 102-103.
    From the Glenwood Swanson Collection.

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