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Personal letter reports on the Custer massacre...
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July 24, 1876
THE WHEELING INTELLIGENCER, West Virginia, July 24, 1876 The bottom of the front page has a brief letter from a member of the 7th Cavalry, to a friend formerly of the 7th Cavalry concerning the Custer Massacre. It is dated: "Camp on the Yellowstone, near the Big Horn, July 4, 1876" and notes in part: "...I did not have a chance to write to you...We have had a hell-roaring fight with the red n-----s, and they gave us hell. We lost 36 men and two officers...and your friend Kenny with them...The regiment lost 311 men and officers."
The front page also has a brief item from Pottsville on the Molly Maguires.
Four pages, large folio size, some light foxing, good condition. Folder size noted is for the issue folded in half.
Category: The Old West