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The honeymoon of Elizabeth Bacon and George Armstrong Custer was interrupted in 1864 by his call to duty with the Army of the Potomac. She begged to be allowed to go along, thus setting the pattern of her future life. From that time on, she accompanied General Custer on all of his major assignments, aside from the summer Indian campaigns — "The only woman," she said, "who always rode with the regiment."

Her story, told by herself, is an absorbing adventure. Moreover, there is a added bonus — a gentle, loving portrait of George Armstrong Custer, husband and man, by the person who knew him best, his wife. Her absolute devotion to him is revealed in every line of her account, which ends, appropriately enough, with the day on which she received the news of the disaster at the Little Big Horn.

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"Even those who loathe Custer most ardently cannot fail to value this book....Few pictures of American Army life on the old Western frontier are as fascinating as this." New York Herald Tribune

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"This is a warmly human, first-hand account of the hardships, disappointments, fun and flattery, joys, and heartaches of women who accompanied their military husbands across the sage, up turbulent rivers, over the badlands of Dakota into the far reaches of the Western frontier, during the Indian troubles of the mid-1870's." Montana Magazine

Product Details

ISBN:
9780806111926
Introduction:
Stewart, Jane R.
Author:
Stewart, Jane R.
Author:
Custer, Elizabeth Bacon
Author:
Custer, Elizabeth B.
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Custer, George Armstrong
Subject:
Custer, Elizabeth
Subject:
Bacon, Elizabeth
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Biography-Historical
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
The Western Frontier Library Series
Series Volume:
17
Publication Date:
January 2003
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
3 bandw illus., 1 map
Pages:
306
Dimensions:
7.51x4.81x.92 in. .67 lbs.

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Biography » Women
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Product details 306 pages University of Oklahoma Press - English 9780806111926 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Even those who loathe Custer most ardently cannot fail to value this book....Few pictures of American Army life on the old Western frontier are as fascinating as this."
"Review" by , "This is a warmly human, first-hand account of the hardships, disappointments, fun and flattery, joys, and heartaches of women who accompanied their military husbands across the sage, up turbulent rivers, over the badlands of Dakota into the far reaches of the Western frontier, during the Indian troubles of the mid-1870's."
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