Blog

HANDWRITTEN ANS BY GEORGE CUSTER - BATTLE OF ANTIETAM-AMYX COLLECTION

Posted by RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX on Mon, Jul 04, 2011 @ 01:16 PM

What did Custer write during the Civil War-at the Battle of Antietam? Not long ago an important hand-written note (ANS) was located, in Virginia, not far from Washington, DC. The contents reveal a hands-on Battle Commander who at the moment of writing just happened to be Captain George Armstrong Custer.  The rank of General would be George Custer's within two years.

custer handwritten note ANSCAPTAIN GEORGE ARMSTRONG CUSTER'S IMPORTANT HAND-WRITTEN 1862 NOTE (ANS) - AUTHORED BY HIM AT THE SCENE OF THE  FEROCIOUS BATTLE OF ANTIETAM - JUST AS THE CONFEDERATES WERE RETREATING

George Armstrong Custer – (1839 1876) was a Captain of the Army of the Potomac in 1862.  The above Autographed Note Signed, by the Dashing young Captain Custer, was written during the Retreat of the Confederates - at Antietam in 1862. And a zealous young battlefield Captain (Custer) was in Hot Pursuit of the Confederates. Custer hurriedly writes from the Antietam Battlefield...."Col. Colburn ...We have captured another gun...a 12 pdr brass howitzer...Custer". At that time the Brash young Cavalry Captain was attached to the Command of Major General George McClellan.

custer framed note 1862RARE NOTE – 1862 – BY CAPT. GEORGE CUSTER – AT THE BATTLE OF THE BATTLE OF ANTIETAM – ARCHIVAL FRAMING  BY RICK BADWEY OF MUSEUM FRAMING IN OLDTOWN, ALEXANDRA, VIRGINIA–WASHINGTON,D.C.

Make no mistake, this is a Major Piece that deserves careful study.  It is now in The Collection of Raleigh DeGeer Amyx, also known as The American Heritage Collection. Contact Mr. Amyx, via telephone, if you have an interest in purchasing at some future date.

raleigh degeer amyx|the raleigh degeer amyx collection|official white house china|white house china collector|the american heritage collection|HISORIAN & COLLECTOR - RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX IN 2010

When all is said on both sides, George Custer's Military Philosophy seemed to equal this: To be Eminently Successful on a field of Battle; pitch in against all odds and then extricate oneself-as well as your troops-if the going gets rough.  At Battle of Little Bighorn not even Custer could save himself.  For this truly was....."Custer's Last Stand"

GEORGE CUSTERMAJ. GEN. GEORGE ARMSTRONG CUSTER

Provenance: Preserved among the Civil War Papers of Union General Henry Jackson Hunt (1819 – 1889), an aid-de-camp of Gen. George McClellan - at Antietam - Later The Army of the Potomac's Chief of Artillery - with the rank of Major General. General Hunt would have been handed the Antietam Note from the recipient - Col. Colburn.

 

 

 

Tags: The Raleigh DeGeer Amyx Collection, The American Heritage Collection, Historical American Figures, American Memorabilia

Contact Raleigh DeGeer Amyx Online

Sign up for Monthly Newsletters