Union general in the Civil War and Indian fighter; killed at the battle of Little Big Horn.
Autograph Document Signed, G.A. Custer, one page, oblong octavo, Boonsboro, Maryland, July 10, 1863. In pencil.
“Recd from William Miller (2) two tons of hay for the war of the United States.”
Appointed Brigadier General on June 29, 1863 for his gallant conduct at Aldie, George Custer went on to serve with distinction through the Gettysburg and Virginia campaigns. From July 9 to 11, he was engaged in fighting in and around Falling Water, Maryland, with important and heavy skirmishing taking place on Friday, July 10. Kirkpatrick had ordered advanced troops to move toward Falling Water, but only George Custer obeyed the order. As a result, 1,200 southern soldiers were captured; Northern victory was complete but not without a heavy toll, particularly with the 6th Michigan cavalry [Frederick Whittaker, A Complete Life of General George A. Custer].
This item is associated with these categories in our inventory:
- Civil War
- Western Americana