COMING IN MAY 2021
RARE & HISTORIC ARMY REGISTER PRESENTED BY MARCUS RENO TO FREDERICK BENTEEN.
Civil War and Indian War used Army register, 7.75” x 5”, three-quarter leather bound, about 300 pages listing regular Army officers 1852-1858, several annotations throughout text with comments concerning prominent Civil War officers of the Union and Confederate armies. The front is inscribed “M. A. Reno / USA / Bvt Brig Gen. U. S. Vols” and below that “Ft. Meade, Dakota / March 31, 1881” … Inside back cover “Benteen / 7th U.S. Cav. / Presented by Major Reno / after dismissal / poor old Reno was always in trouble. Cause / a bad egg / though, for last offence he / should not have been dismissed. / Sturgis ground him to dust.”.
What a spectacular and unique relic personally owned by the 2 most famous survivors of the Battle of Little Bighorn.