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Description: MYLES W. KEOGH
(1842 - 1876) American military officer, a captain in the 7th Cavalry in command of Co. I. Keogh was the owner of Comanche, the only surviving horse found on the battlefield. Rare A.L.S. "M. W. Keogh", 2pp. 16mo., [n.p., n.d.], to his brother Tom. A desperate, despairing letter to his family, in part: "...I have become with plenty of gray hairs on my head. I cried & cried bitterly when I opened & saw only one little scrap for me...[and it was] full of bitterness...I want to hear again from home & from you...let it be what it may but let it be candid...Don't make me think... [I am] ungrateful...I shall look for the fate of a soldier...with a proud fear, not with a saddened regret of not being loved as I once was...". Very good.

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March 30, 2011 11:00 AM EDT

Stamford, CT, US

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