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Original Civil War Era Carte-de-Visite Images of Union Generals
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CDV Image of Union General George Armstrong Custer in Uniform
Item #: A4245
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This is one of the most desirable of all Civil War images. It is a clear CDV style image of George Armstrong Custer. The paper card measures 2-1/2 inches by 4 inches in overall size. It shows Custer in his fine uniform and you can see the partial shoulder insignia with the rank of General. In April of 1865 he was promoted to the rank of Major General. After the Civil War the need for command officers was no longer there and many, to stay in service, accepted demotions to a lower rank and paid the wages of rank now held, but was always given the respect and the title of the higher rank previously held. After the War, Custer was required to revert to his previous permanent rank of Captain. He then entered the painstakingly slow promotion process that was customary in the small regular army. That's why Custer was always referred to as "General Custer". This statement came from a great web-site on Custer at www.garryowen.com. Along the bottom edge of the card it proudly reads "MAJ. GEN. CUSTER". The back of the card is unmarked so it could be sold by any retailer without advertising for the actual printer.

Shipping Weight: 0.3 lb
$495.00 USD

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