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Few U.S. military men have captured the imagination of the public like George Armstrong Custer. History buffs make a great capture of your own by taking command of this 1860s Custer CDV photo. Published by leading camera and photography manufacturers E.&H.T. Anthony of New York, this exciting military treasure was actually taken by pioneering photographer Mathew Brady, the most acclaimed photo documentarian of the Civil War Era. Rated 10 PR 1 by SGC, this genuine period antique remains clean and bright with a three-quarter profile portrait. Custer is seen in uniform with a one-star brigadier general patch on his left shoulder. The flamboyant cavalryman attained the rank of Brigadier General, U.S. Volunteers on 6/29/1863, just days before his heroic actions at the Battle of Gettysburg. Custer’s long list of wartime promotions include Brevet Major General, U.S. Volunteers, 10/19/1864, Brevet Brigadier General, U.S. Army, 3/13/1865, Brevet Major General, U.S. Army, 3/13/1865 and Major General, U.S. Volunteers 4/15/1865, which dates the taking of this photo to somewhere between 1863 and 1865. The name “Custer” is written in undetermined hand in ink at bottom front and in pencil at top back. The reverse also bears ornate credit graphics which include “Published by E.&H.T. Anthony 501 Broadway, New York” and “From Photographic Negative in Brady’s National Portrait Gallery”. The company name E.&H.T. Anthony was established in 1862. The Anthony brothers had a close working relationship with Mathew Brady, who when unable to pay his debts, turned over his personal negatives to them in the mid-1870s.