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 CUSTER" and addressed to his wife Elizabeth "Libby" Custer in "Monroe, Mich". Postmarked May 13, envelope bears one 3 cent stamp.
Hand addressed vintage mailing envelope embossed "Fifth Avenue Hotel New York" in the top left corner. Measures appx. 4.75" x 3". Custer has inscribed the envelope "Mrs Genl Monroe Mich".
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."
Autograph is incredibly bold and legible. Irregular edge to left side of envelope, staining to lower right portion of envelope, and bent corner to lower right edge, exactly as pictured.
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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