An historic pair of cavalry officer's dress epaulets for the 5th U.S. Cavalry owned by George Armstrong Custer
Lot 3192
An historic pair of cavalry officer's dress epaulets for the 5th U.S. Cavalry owned by George Armstrong Custer
US$ 15,000 - 25,000
£8,900 - 15,000
Lot Details
An historic pair of cavalry officer's dress epaulets for the 5th U.S. Cavalry owned by George Armstrong Custer
The two brass fishscale epaulets bearing the regimental numeral 5 for the 5th U.S. Cavalry Regiment, to which Custer was assigned after the First Battle of Bull Run and with which he served until the early days of the Peninsula Campaign in 1862. Together with a letter of provenance noting these epaulets are from the Richard Reyes/Lenore Custer Collection.
Condition: Minor marks and staining.
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Footnotes

  • Note: Sold in these rooms as Lot 13 on April 4, 1995.
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