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Signed image of Custer inner circle Officer R. E. Thompson
Signed image of Custer inner circle Officer Richard E. Thompson. He is in several of the inside photographs of the Custer house as part of their social inner circle.
Wear as shown. Signed by Thompson in period ink. Measures roughly 10" x 13."

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Walter Camp field notes, folder 51, BYU Library. Richard E. Thompson was appointed second lieutenant, 6th Infantry, after graduating from the Military Academy on July 1, 1864. He was on the supply steamer Far West at the time of the Little Bighorn River fight. He was probably interviewed by Walter Camp at Fort Snelling, Minnesota.
Richard E. Thompson, assigned to the 6th U.S. Infantry, Thompson was Acting Commissary of Subsistence for the Dakota Campaign in 1876, and was a member of the Yellowstone Expedition.

Closer view:Ft. A. Lincoln Porch photo
"Officers & ladies of the 7th Cavalry, Fort Abraham Lincoln, 1875. From top left: Bloody Knife, Libbie Custer, Margaret Custer Calhoun, 1st Lt Algernon Smith, 1st Lt James Calhoun. Lower Rows: 1st Lt Tom Custer, Nettie Smith, Emma Wadsworth, Herbert Swett, 2nd Lt Richard Thompson, Capt Myles Keogh, Nellie Wadsworth (rumored to have an affair with Col. Custer), Mrs Myles Moylan, Boston Custer, Capt Stephen Baker, Emily Watson, Lt. Col. George Custer."
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