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(1845 - 1876) American military officer, brother-in-law to George A. Custer and First Lieut. of Co. L, 7th Cavalry, killed in action on the Little Big Horn. A fine association and quite rare D.S. "James Calhoun" with rank in another hand, as First Lieutenant of the 7th Cavalry and Post Adjutant, 1p. oblong 8vo., Fort Lincoln, Dakota Territory, Aug. 24, 1875 (less than a year before his death at Little Big Horn), to Lt. Chance at Bismarck. Calhoun signs a true copy of a letter sent by Bvt. Major Gen. George A. Custer to Chance: "...The order relieving you by Lt. Humbert is revoked. Show this to Lt. Humbert will rejoin his company. (Signed) G. A. Custer Brevet Major General Command'g Post". Trimmed at bottom, else fine condition, with related photos (copies). Apparently, Chance got a second chance - we found no record of his dying at the Little Big Horn.
Estimate $ 1,500-2,000

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