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Letters on Custer and His Last Battle  

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The Benteen-Goldin Letters on Custer and His Last Battle

Carroll, John M., editor

New York




Illustrations by Lorence Bjorklund, including large folding color plate at front. (8vo) original blue cloth, all edges gilt, slipcase. No. 14 of 27 copies. First Edition.

Signed by Carroll at the limitation, as issued. A series of letters between Frederick W. Benteen and Theodore Goldin. Benteen presents himself as a paragon of diplomatic virtues and an unparalleled military genius who was mostly misunderstood and envied by all who knew him. Goldin’s claim to fame is that he supposedly carried a message from Custer to Reno on June 25, 1876.

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Light wear to slipcase; spine sunned; near fine.

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