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Auction 180, Lot 792

First Official Report of Custer’s Last Stand

"[Custer] Report of the Secretary of War; Being Part of the Message and Documents Communicated to the Two Houses of Congress at the Beginning of the Second Session of the Forty-Fourth Congress. Volume I", U.S. Gov't Printing Office

Subject: Document - Custer

Period: 1876 (published)

Publication: H.R. Doc. 1, 44th Congress, 2nd Session

Color: Black & White

6 x 9 inches
15.2 x 22.9 cm
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This 518 page volume contains the first official report of the Battle at Little Big Horn (pages 30-35): “The terrible calamity that befell Lieutenant-Colonel Custer’s column makes it important to adopt exact official language, and I give General Terry’s exact words, under date of June 27….” Also included are the detailed reports of Major Reno, General Miles, General Terry and others (pages 439-487, 498-518). The report also includes 9 plates, 8 of which are colored, of the accoutrements of Union uniforms. Disbound.


Condition: B+

Contents are mostly clean with some light dampstaining to the folding plates and margins of the text. Text block is intact but lacks covers.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $230

Closed on 11/18/2020