Friday, 6 July 2007

*Custer’s battle flag sells at auction

The personal battle flag of General George Custer was sold recently by Heritage Auctions of Dallas.

Hand-sewn by his wife, the flag flew over Custer’s troops as Lee surrendered to Grant at Appomattox Courthouse. He carried it through all his later military actions, but left it at home on the day of Little Big Horn.

The winning bid nearly reached $900,000.

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