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Days before leaving on an expedition against the Sioux Indians, Custer signs a document as Commander of the ?7th Cavalry? ? This would be his last such expedition before the fateful last stand at Little Bighorn
Partly printed Document Signed ?G A Custer? as Lieutenant Colonel 7th Cavalry, Brevet Major General U.S.S. Commanding, 1p, 7.5? x 9.25?. Completed in manuscript. Fort Abraham Lincoln, Dakota Territory, June 23, 1874. On vellum. Scattered soiling and dampstaining and wear at folds as documents of this type were usually folded up and carried as identification by the soldier. Good condition.In part, ?Know Ye, That William Gambrill a Sergeant of Captain Charles E. Clarkes Company D of the Seventeenth Regiment of Infantry who was enlisted the Twentythird day of June one thousand eight hundred and Sixty nine to serve Five Years is hereby discharged from the Army of the United States in consequence of Expiration of term of Service. Said William Gambrill was born in Baltimore in the State of Maryland, is 24 years of age 5 feet 9 inches high sallow complexion Grey eyes Brown hair, and by occupation when enlisted a Farmer...?Paymaster Augustus Henry Seward (1826-1876) has penned ?
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