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Michael R. Morgan Autograph, Custer Trial

Michael R. Morgan Autograph, Custer Trial

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Directory: Traditional Collectibles: Ephemera: Autographs: Historical: Pre 1910: Item # 399479

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Written on a folded 7 ¾” x 9 ½” sheet with an address of 526 Holly Avenue (penciled above is the notation ‘St. Paul Minn’), this letter (89.579HD) was written and signed by ommissary General Michael R. Morgan who as a Brevet Brigadier General sat at the court martial of General George Armstrong Custer at Fort Leavenworth in 1867. Although this letter does not address the trial, Custer was found guilty on all counts and suspended from rank and command for one year, and forfeited his pay for the same time. The letter, written to Mr. Henry Howland at 217 Summit St. Buffalo N.Y. on November Eighteenth 1908 does contain military reminiscences (not all legible, and fairly long so not included in this text). In overall very good condition and folded again for insertion into an envelope, there are a couple of patches of glue on back where the letter was attached to a page in an album. From the late 19th-early 20th century Henry Howland collection, the letter comes in an acid free sleeve along with a letter from Adolf Lange (a friend of Morgan’s) to Howland, a small photo of Morgan, a listing of the autographs and paper still available from the Howland collection, and an abbreviated internet copy of the Custer court martial charges and decisions.