Lot 454: 7th Cavalry: Algernon Smith

RR Auction

RR Auction

2015-10-29 11:33:59

Lot 454: American military officer (1842-1876) who was killed at the Battle of the Little Bighorn as a member of Custer's 7th Cavalry Regiment. ALS signed "A. E. Smith," one page, 7.5 x 9.75, October 10, 1869. Letter to General George Custer. In part: "I send you by Ambulance...my pistol & some ammunition, also the 'Conservative,' (Leavenworth). I forgot to say that 'Lone Wolf' will not run good with a curt bit, use a watering bridle. I will send saddle, bridle & all in Ambulance. I am sorry 'Maida' was killed." In fine condition, with intersecting folds (one vertical fold passing through a single letter of the signature) and light soiling. Accompanied by the original transmittal envelope. RR Auction's Fine Autographs & Artifacts Friday, 23rd October 2015 Estimate: $400-600
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