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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.

Item from Catalog 320 (released for July, 2022)...

Category: The Old West