Legendary United States Army Officer and Brevet Major General GEORGE ARMSTRONG CUSTER and Cavalry Officer Major MARCUS A. RENO stunning BATTLE OF THE LITTLE BIGHORN display featuring AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPHS of both men.
Reno was the officer in charge of the only unit to survive the Battle of the Little Bighorn, and has been a subject of controversy regarding his command decisions in the course of one of the most infamous defeats in the history of the United States military. Responding to charges of cowardice and drunkenness at the Little Bighorn, Reno was granted a court of inquiry, and was exonerated following 26 days of testimony.
Display features breathtaking canvas giclee reproduction of Edgar Samuel Paxson's stunning "Custer's Last Stand".
Display features PARTIAL autograph envelope (as shown) in Custer's hand to his wife, incorporating his signature as "[GE]NL CUSTER" and most likely addressed to his wife Elizabeth "Libby" Custer in "[Fort Leaven]worth Kansas" and postmarked Chicago, December 10th, the partial envelope bears one 3 cent stamp.
Scarce and uncommon MARCUS A. RENO autograph is signed on heavyweight card stock, and inscribed with his hometown of "Carrollton, Illinois".
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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."
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GEORGE CUSTER + MARCUS RENO "Last Stand" AUTOGRAPHS SIGNED * Little Bighorn
Framed in the SIGNATURIST-INK Gallery style to custom made 15" x 15" matte black real wood frame, and featuring gorgeous, acid-free "American Red" brushed suede mat, with fine giclee print of the legendary "Last Stand" and museum-quality plaque, together under conservation-grade 98% UV-blocking clear acrylic protective pane.