Newspaper: Report of General Custer's Death
Category: Civil War
Item Number: 14379
Historic newspaper. The Press, July 7, 1876 issue, Philadelphia, PA. The first front-page story reports on the Battle of the Plains and General Custer's consequent demise. In part: "Despatches to Generals Sherman and Sheridan which show that the first reports were only too true - an intimation that Custer sacrificed himself and his command by blundering hardihood... The name Custer is a household word. It was marked deep on the hearts of our people during the brightest and darkest hours of the late rebellion... Custer fell- fell at the head of his command; fell where Death's sickle cut close and sure; fell, and around him were gathered the gallant men of his commend, who illustrated their bravery a full appreciation of Espirit du corps and amor patria." Front page is war-related. Slight wear and small tears around the edges. Only includes the front page spread, pages 1,2,7,8. A rare copy (even incomplete). In very good condition.