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    Theodore Evert: An Autograph Letter Signed from this Little Bighorn Survivor. To "Mr. Townsend," March 22, 1874, written from Fort Rice, D. T., downstream from Fort Abraham Lincoln, Evert's chatty letter chats familiarly with a civilian who seems to have gone on to San Francisco. Townsend may have been a writer for the San Francisco Call. Evert was a trooper in Capt. Benteen's Company "H". He remarks in the letter on his gratitude to Townsend for remembering "the 'soldier boy,' who by accident was thrown, in your society, for a few weeks..."

    In a noteworthy and memorable passage, Evert writes: "Since you left us on this bleak frontier, things have changed... Gen'l Custers building burned to the ground sometime in January. He saved all of his furniture and property... [But] the Indians are becoming very restless... " Great content in a rare bit of saved soldier correspondence. Two pages on lined paper, black ink, and excellent condition except for some partial separation along original fold lines. 7.75" x 9.75".
    From the Glenwood Swanson Collection.


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    June, 2018
    9th Saturday
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