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Bloodstained flag from Custer's Last Stand expected to fetch £3.2m at auction

December 2, 2010 - London

The bloodstained flag which was with General Custer when he and his troops were murdered by Sitting Bull's Sioux warriors at the Battle of Little Bighorn is set to go under the hammer and is expected to fetch 3.2 million pounds.

It was discovered after the battle lying under the body of one of the 7th Cavalry, reports The Daily Express.

A few years after the 1876 battle the flag was taken to the Detroit Institute of Arts.

The flag, just 271/2in by 33in, is to be sold by Sotheby's in New York on December 10.


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