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339   George A. Custer: Badger and West  $200 Unopened $200 0 You must login to place a bid.

#339 - George A. Custer: Badger and West

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William Badger (1826–1897) served in the 6th US Infantry and was quartermaster at Fort Lincoln when Custer's 7th Cavalry was stationed there preceding the Battle of the Little Bighorn. DS signed twice, “Wm. Badger,” one page, 8.75 x 11, January 1, 1874. A requisition document ordering stationery for the first quarter of 1874, including five quires of letter paper, 25 official envelopes, bottles of black and red ink, 20 steel pens, and one lead pencil. Signed twice by Badger to certify the order and receipt of the goods at Fort Lincoln in Standing Rock, Dakota Territory. In very good condition, with small burn holes and chipping to edges.

Robert West (1834–1869) was a captain in the 7th Cavalry and submitted charges against General Custer leading to his court martial. Civil War–dated manuscript DS signed “Rob. M. West, Colonel,” one page, 7.75 x 9.75, March 12, 1864. An extract from regimental orders issued at Fort Magruder, Virginia. In full: “The recruits for the regiment named herein, having reported, are assigned to Batteries as follows. To Battery ‘F’: Private John Swanders.” In fine condition. RR Auction COA.


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