Legendary United States Army Officer and Brevet Major General GEORGE ARMSTRONG CUSTER authentic handwritten autograph envelope in Custer's hand to his wife, incorporating his signature as "GENL CUSTE" and addressed to his wife Elizabeth "Libby" Custer in "Monroe, Michigan". Fifth avenue Hotel envelope Postmarked New York, May, the envelope bears two 3 cent stamp.Hand addressed vintage mailing envelope measures appx. 3.5" x 5". Bears the authentic handwriting of GEORGE ARMSTRONG CUSTER. Display is accompanied by matching COA from SIGNATURIST-INK.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.The item is in good condition overall. Some paper loss from a tear likely by Custer's wife to open up the envelope, the "R" in Custer is missing due to this tear.
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GEORGE CUSTER * Handwritten AUTOGRAPH SIGNED * Last Stand * Little Big Horn
Envelope is float-mounted and framed in the SIGNATURIST-INK collectors style holder, 5" x 7" black rimmed frame, and featuring acid-free black archival paper. The holder has been marked on the front and back with corresponding authenticity stickers to ensure the items authenticity.