Fall Auction 2019 Sale 77
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 11/19/2019
Pencil signature "Geo. S. Patton" being part of the address written by him on the face of an envelope sent by him to his wife Beatrice, with a second signature and rank as first lieutenant written in the return address area. The second signature is partly obscured by a June 26, 1916 New Mexico postal cancel. Overall very good. At this time, Patton was serving as Pershing's personal aide in the Pancho Villa Expedition. A month earlier, he undertook the first motorized attack in the history of U.S. warfare. A force under his command of ten soldiers and two civilian guides with the 6th Infantry in three Dodge touring cars surprised three of Villa's men during a foraging expedition, killing Julio Cárdenas and two of his guards. The incident garnered Patton both Pershing's good favor and widespread media attention as a "bandit killer". Shortly after, he was promoted to first lieutenant while a part of the 10th Cavalry on May 23, 1916.
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Minimum Bid: $340.00
Final prices include buyers premium:
Estimate: $700 - $900
Auction closed on Thursday, November 21, 2019.
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