Legendary United States Army Officer and Brevet Major General GEORGE ARMSTRONG CUSTER very early and AUTHENTIC HANDWRITTEN AUTOGRAPH ENVELOPE entirely in Custer’s own hand while courting Elizabeth Bacon (Custer). Affectionately known as “Libbie”, Bacon would later marry the smitten Civil War Officer. A remarkable, early association piece.
Custer's distinctive "C" can be seen in the name "Colton". It's a prime example of the young Custer's early florid script - and the same penmanship on display in a well-respected auction house's recent sale of an early Custer letter from West Point (see photo reference for comparison). 10 words in Custer's own hand.
Libbie Custer met her future husband in fall 1862, when he had returned to Monroe on leave from the first year of the American Civil War, but her father refused to allow then-Captain Custer into the Bacon home or to permit her to meet Custer outside it, much less get married, as Custer proposed in the final week of 1862. Custer was from a poor, undistinguished family, and the judge hoped Libbie would have better than the life of an army wife. After Custer, just prior to the Battle of Gettysburg was promoted to Brevet Brigadier General, Judge Bacon finally relented and they were married in Monroe at the First Presbyterian Church on February 9, 1864.CERTIFIED AUTHENTIC BY SIGNATURIST-INK EXPERT EXAMINATION. Unconditionally GUARANTEED GENUINE to pass any reputable third-party authentication service (PSA/DNA, JSA, Beckett) - or your money back! Includes matching numbered COA Certificate.Some staining, water damage and paper loss, as shown.NOTE: All SIGNATURIST-INK displays feature archivally mounted documents. This museum-grade mounting tape is safe, water-reversible and acid-free.GEORGE ARMSTRONG CUSTER (1839 –1876) was a United States Army officer and cavalry commander in the American Civil War and the American Indian Wars. Custer was also present at General Robert E. Lee's surrender to General Ulysses S. Grant on April 9, 1865. A highly effective cavalry commander, Custer was dispatched to the west in 1867 to fight in the American Indian Wars. On June 25, 1876, while leading the 7th Cavalry Regiment at the Battle of the Little Bighorn in Montana Territory against a coalition of Native American tribes, he and all of his regiment—which included two of his brothers—were killed. The battle is popularly known in American history and popular folklore as "Custer's Last Stand."A handsome and impressive addition to the den or office of the Civil War buff, Old West aficionado or autograph collector. An exceptional investment opportunity, and a truly rare and remarkable find.
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GEORGE CUSTER * Early Handwritten AUTOGRAPH Envelope Signed * Courting His Wife!
Envelope is float-mounted and stunningly framed in the SIGNATURIST-INK Gallery style to handsome Victorian-style black frame, and featuring acid-free army blue brushed suede over matching brushed suede inset, with reproduction portrait of the General and Mrs. Custer, and museum-quality plaque, together under conservation-grade 98% UV-blocking clear acrylic protective pane.