George A. Custer 1873 check to his post’s laundress

28 Feb

Bank check, 7 x 2.75, filled out and signed by Custer, “G. A. Custer,” payable to Mrs. Clifton for $20, February 14, 1873. Attractively matted and framed with an original cabinet photo of Custer to an overall size of 18 x 11.5. In very good condition, with expected cancellation cuts to the body and heavy show-through from endorsements on the reverse (affecting the first letter of Custer’s signature). Making camp at Taylor Barracks in Elizabethtown, the 7th was busy monitoring activities of the Ku Klux Klan, fighting bushwhackers, and shutting down illegal distilleries. This check was issued to the post’s laundress, who had married the quartermaster’s clerk, Harry O. Clifton. She was a friend of Custer’s wife, Elizabeth ‘Libbie’ Custer. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA.

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