Signature of Second Lieutenant Henry Moore Harrington, Killed With General Custer at Little Bighorn

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Signature of Second Lieutenant Henry Moore Harrington, Killed With General Custer at Little Bighorn
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      The bodies of three officers killed with Custer at Little Bighorn have never been identified; the likable Lieutenant Harrington’s, is one of them. Leading Company C into battle at the Little Bighorn was, incredibly, his first combat experience; not so incredibly, then, it was his last.


      Signature, identified in autograph as 2nd Lieutenant 7th Cavalry, no place, no date (circa June 1872 – June 1876); on a sextodecimo slip of lined paper, clipped from a larger page.
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      Henry M. Harrington

      2nd Lieut 7th Cavalry.

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