Exceedingly rare Planters National Bank of Louisville, 7 by 2.75, check filled out and signed by Custer, G. Custer, made payable to W.
The check is in very good condition with a two-cent revenue stamp affixed to the lower left, a minor cancellation cut at the center, and ink show-through from the endorsement on the recto. The handwriting and signature have been authenticated by and are accompanied with a letter of authenticity from James Spence Authentication, the leading authentication company in the world.CUSTER AND HIS MEN WERE ORDERED TO THE DAKOTA TERRITORY TO HELP PROTECT A PARTY OF SURVEYORS FROM THE SIOUX SIX DAYS AFTER SIGNING THIS CHECK AND ONLY THREE YEARS LATER THEY WOULD MEET THEIR FATE AT THE BATTLE OF LITTLE BIGHORN. In October of 1871, General Custer and his 7th Cavalry were sent to the Taylor Barracks in Elizabethtown, Kentucky to monitor activities of the Ku Klux Klan, fight bushwhackers, and shut down illegal distilleries. Six days after signing this check, Custer and his men were ordered to the Dakota Territory to help protect a party of surveyors from the Sioux as they were laying out the route for the proposed Northern Pacific Railroad. After the troops withdrew from Elizabethtown, the post was terminated in compliance with Special Orders No. 13 from the Department of the South. CUSTERS HANDWRITING AND SIGNATURE HAVE BEEN AUTHENTICATED BY AND ARE ACCOMPANIED WITH A LETTER OF AUTHENTICITY FROM JSA. An incredibly scarce check signed just before heading back into Plains Indians territory, where he would meet his fate at the Battle of Little Bighorn three years later. The item "George Armstrong Custer Exceedingly Rare Check Filled Out & Signed JSA LOA" is in sale since Saturday, July 29, 2017. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Autographs\Historical". The seller is "grayautographs" and is located in Spartanburg, South Carolina. This item can be shipped to United States.