General Sturgis Gold & Silver Mining Stock, Deadwood, D.T. 1886

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  • Sold Date: Feb 18, 2013
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VERY NICE DAKOTA TERRITORY MINING STOCK I HAVE NOT SEEN BEFORE, THE GENERAL STURGIS GOLD AND SILVER MINING COMPANY. ISSUED AT DEADWOOD, DAKOTA TERRITORY IN 1886. IN VERY FINE, UNCANCELLED CONDITION WITH JUST SOME SMUDGING NEAR BOTTOM BORDER. ONLY ONE OF THESE I HAVE SEEN.
NAMED AFTER THE FAMOUS GENERAL STURGIS, COMMANDER OF THE 7TH CAVALRY AND GEORGE CUSTER.
HIS BIO:

GENERAL SAMUEL D. STURGIS-

When the Civil War broke out, Sturgis served in the 1st U.S.Cavalry. He was promoted to major and in August 1861, at the Battle of Wilson's Creek, he succeeded to command of the Federal forces after the death of Brig Gen. Nathaniel Lyon. In March 1862 he was appointed brigadier general of volunteers to rank from August 10, 1861, the day of the battle. Sturgis was breveted brigadier general (for South Mountain) and major general (for Fredericksburg), regular army, in March 1865 and mustered out of the volunteer service in August. He reverted to his regular rank of lieutenant colonel of the 6th US cavalry. On May 6, 1869, he became colonel and commander of the 7th US cavalry and his lieutenant colonel was George Armstrong Custer. Sturgis was on detached duty when parts of the 7th Cavalry were destroyed at the Battle of the Little Bighorn. (One of Sturgis's sons, Second Lieutenant James G. Sturgis, was also an officer with the
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