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Lieutenant James Calhoun & Wife Margaret Custer, with Lt. Henry Moore Harrington, Cabinet Photograph
6/12/2015 - American History: Live Salesroom Auction
Albumen cabinet card by E.E. Henry, Leavenworth, KS, showing Lt. James Calhoun (at left) and his wife Margaret Custer, sister of Gen. George Armstrong Custer, with Lt. Henry Moore Harrington and his wife Grace Berard.  Both officers were killed at the Battle of Little Bighorn.  

James Calhoun (1845-1876) was born into a wealthy Cincinnati family but enlisted in the Union Army in 1864 against the wishes of his parents.  After the war, he was given a commission as second lieutenant in the 32nd US Infantry, and met Margaret Custer, sister of the famous general, while on assignment at Fort Hays, Kansas.  Upon their marriage, Gen. Custer gave his new brother-in-law a promotion to first lieutenant in Co. C, 7th US Cavalry.  Lt. Calhoun was in temporary command of Co. L when he was killed at the Battle of Little Bighorn.

Henry Moore Harrington (1849-1876) graduated from West Point in 1872 and was commissioned a second lieutenant in Co. C, 7th US Cavalry, ranking just below Lt. Varnum.  He was with the company when it was wiped out at Little Bighorn but his body was never found.


Provenance:  
John Painter Collection of American Indian & Western Photography


Condition:  
Bumped corners.  Extreme edges of print slightly upturned.
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