George Armstrong Custer (1839-1876) was a United States Army officer and cavalry commander in the American Civil War and the Indian Wars.
Today Custer is most remembered for leading his army into the disastrous Battle of the Little Bighorn during the Great Sioux War of 1876-1877.
The Battle of Little Bighorn, also known as Custer's Last Stand, was a battle between the combined forces of Lakota, Northern Cheyenne and Arapaho people against the 7th Cavalry Regiment of the U.S. Army in 1876.
The U.S. Seventh Cavalry, led by Custer, suffered a severe defeat with five of the Seventh's companies annihilated. Custer and two of his brothers were killed during the battle. In total, 268 U.S. soldiers died and 55 were wounded.
This rare album page, which contains remnants of a previous mount on the back, is signed "G.A. Custer" alongside an unknown signature, and measures 3.5" x 1.5".
An extremely rare historical autograph.
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