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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 10, 1912, Image 13

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COMANCHE, HORSE -HERO OF' CUSTER'S' LAST STAND
Spokane, Wash., Feb. 10.
iThis is Comanche. He's the only
animal that' escaped from the
Custer massacre.
He now rests in a snug-corner
of the animal exhibit in the Uni
versity of Kansas Museum, with
his hide stretched over a mounted
statue. Looking as natural as
life, he seems to snooze away,
dreaming of the days when bat
tles raged and horses leaped at
the smell of powder. He is ad
mired by the thousands attracted
to the exhibit each year.
In the world of horses, Com
anche was most famous of them
all. When a colt, he was cap
tured in a wild herd in Texas.
Unruly as a savage, he received,
the name Comanche. Capt.
Keogh, U. S. A., bought him and
rode him onto the fated field with
Custer, from which no human be
ing returned.
Two days after that famous
o'utrage, Generals Terry and Gib
bon arrived on the scene with
relief. The soldiers found Com
anche several miles from the bat
tlefield, dazed with seven bullet
wounds in his body.--
He carried the gallant Keogh
to his death and escaped. The
men prepared to shoot hini to re
lieve his misery, but, as they look
ed at his horrible devastation, a
feeling of affection for the lone
beast came over them and they
determined to save his life if pos
sible. ,
Thanks to the care of his-
iAb-- ,fe.-ji .i T-v.
VSMaSba.".!." Wj-u."t S,

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