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Description: WILLIAM W. COOKE
(1846 - 1876) American military officer, first lieutenant and Regimental Adjutant of the 7th Cavalry who wrote the last message received from Custer which was a note to Benteen to bring the pack train up to him quickly. Killed on Last Stand Hill. Rare partly-printed D.S. "W.W. Cooke" 1p. 4to. on vellum, Taylor Barracks, Louisville, Ky., June 9, 1871, a discharge granted to Pierre A. Bannker, sergeant major in the 7th Cavalry. In addition to his signature, under the printed title of "CHARACTER" Cooke has added "Good". Trimmed at margins, usual folds, light soiling, else very good condition.

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March 30, 2011 11:00 AM EDT

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