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Rare George Armstrong Custer Signature Just Months after Success at Gettysburg
1863. Custer George Rare George Armstrong Custer Signature Just Months after Success at Gettysburg In this Special Requisition order, quartermaster Lt. Thomas Ballard filled out a requisition for the 2nd Brigade of the 3rd Division of the Army of the Potomac's Cavalry Corps. Among the items requested were 111 great coats, 242 cavalry jackets, 52 wool blankets, 78 pairs of boots, 50 ponchos, 71 haversacks, 6 hatchets, 4 axes, 152 pairs of buck gloves, 287 hats, and a set of blank books for letters, endorsements, general orders, special orders, and letters received, and other equipment. The printed form has the certification, "I certify that the above requisition is correct; and that the articles specified are absolutely requisite for the public service, rendered so by the following circumstances:" to which Ballard added "To clothe the men and fulfill the requirements of Orders." Brigadier General Custer, commanding the 2nd Brigade, signed his name under the endorsement "Approved." Document signed by George Armstrong Custer, ca. November 14, 1863. Special Requisition form approved with endorsement by Brigadier General "G A Custer." 1 p., 8.25" x 10.5". Repaired burn hole affecting one word of text; repaired and unrepaired edge losses, one of which affects text. George Armstrong Custer graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1861 as the last in his class. The Civil War had just begun, and both General George B. McClellan and General Alfred Pleasanton recognized Custer's potential as a cavalry leader. Although he began … [Click Below for Full Description]
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