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    ONLY SURVIVOR LITTLE BIGHORN SURVIVOR COMANCHE. Ridden by Captain Myles Keogh into the fray, Comanche is famed for being the only living thing returned to the military after the Battle of The Little Bighorn. When the dust settled, Comanche was wounded and scarred, but alive - a fate that eluded his master. Comanche was rescued from the battlefield and transported by steamship to Fort Lincoln, where he was well cared for until his death in 1890. This familiar image shows Comanche and his handler, Sergeant Gustave Korn, both in military garb, posing for the camera. Sepia image, approximately 5½" x 3¼", is affixed to the photographer's mount of D.C. Herrin of Portland, Oregon. The printing on the mount at lower recto is slightly smudged, and the horse's name is misspelled, but this remains an attractive and desirable cabinet, nonetheless - fresh and clean and in fine condition.


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    November, 2007
    10th Saturday
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