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by Elizabeth Bacon Custer

Category: Americas
Subcategory: History books
Author: Elizabeth Bacon Custer
ISBN: 1582181187
ISBN13: 978-1582181189
Publisher: Digital Scanning (May 1999)
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Elizabeth Clift Custer (née Bacon; April 8, 1842 – April 4, 1933) was an American author and public speaker, and the wife of Brevet Major General George Armstrong Custer, United States Army.

Elizabeth Clift Custer (née Bacon; April 8, 1842 – April 4, 1933) was an American author and public speaker, and the wife of Brevet Major General George Armstrong Custer, United States Army. She spent most of their marriage in relatively close proximity to him despite his numerous military campaigns in the American Civil War and subsequent postings on the Great Plains as a commanding officer in the United States Cavalry.

Following the guidon. by. Custer, Elizabeth Bacon, 1842-1933. Custer, George Armstrong, 1839-1876, Custer, Elizabeth Bacon, 1842-1933, United States. Cavalry, 7th, Frontier and pioneer life - West (. Indians of North America - Wars 1868-1869, Generals' wives - West (. New York : Harper & Brothers. Elizabeth Bacon Custer. Book digitized by Google from the library of the University of Michigan and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb. Harper & Brothers. ark:/13960/t2697746j.

In Following the Guidon, she covers that period when Custer’s career was again in ascendancy. Custer was recalled to duty from "exile," after being court-martialed, to help with the growing Indian wars. The first major engagement, recounted here, is the Battle of the Washita. Few figures in American history are as arresting as George Armstrong Custer, America’s Hostspur. His career ranged back and forth from depths of disgrace to heights of glory.

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Following the Guidon by Elizabeth Libbie Custer. Libbie Custer is probably best known as the widow of George Custer, the impetuous Army fellow who led the 7th Cavalry to slaughter at the hands of Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull on the Little Bighorn river in Montana in late June of 1876. But to describe Libbie as simply a widow of a famous soldier is like describing Babe Ruth as simply a baseball player. Libbie was intelligent, smart, pretty, well-educated, well groomed in Victorian social graces, very observant, quite bold, assertive, savvy and a very, very talented writer.

Custer drew on living records of an intense present. It was during this period that Custer's fame as an Indian fighter was born in the general public's mind. His destruction of the Cheyenne and their allies in Custer's attack and destruction of one of their main village in the "Battle of the Washita" is discussed as well as its aftermath in influencing Indian life and their attitude towards the ever encroaching White settlers.

Home Browse Books Book details, Following the Guidon. Early on the morning of July 6, 1876, Elizabeth Bacon Custer learned that her husband, Lt. Following the Guidon. By Elizabeth B. Custer. Col. George Armstrong Custer, and five companies of the Seventh Cavalry had been killed on the Little Bighorn River.

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FireWater
“Following the Guidon” by Elizabeth “Libbie” Custer

Libbie Custer is probably best known as the widow of George Custer, the impetuous Army fellow who led the 7th Cavalry to slaughter at the hands of Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull on the Little Bighorn river in Montana in late June of 1876. But to describe Libbie as simply a widow of a famous soldier is like describing Babe Ruth as simply a baseball player.
Libbie was intelligent, smart, pretty, well-educated, well groomed in Victorian social graces, very observant, quite bold,
assertive, savvy and a very, very talented writer. She wrote this book and two others (Tenting on the Plains) and “Boots and Saddles) about the life of the “Indian-fighting” Army on the Great Plains – circa 1860s-1870s – from a woman's point of view – a polished Victorian woman at that.
This book begins in 1869 with a “flashback” to Nov. of 1868 and the “battle” of the Washita which was led by her husband George. This may not sound like a book to interest a modern female but I'm thinking Libbie's delightful storytelling style will draw modern readers in to her fascinating tales like kids to the iced cream truck. This is the kind off book in which the storytelling is so much fun the reader cares little about the actual subject matter. It's a grand read !
Bukelv
A great book on the life of military people on the American frontier.
Kazijora
I have lived near most of the places mentioned--Kansas, Wyoming, Montana. Good to see what the General's wife thought of living with the 7th.
Samuhn
Exactly what I thought I was getting
Ffan
General & Mrs. Custer led an exciting, fascinating Army life in the Midwest. I enjoyed reading all about it from Libbie Custer's perspective.
Gholbithris
I read the Boots and Saddles as well. To some, Custer was a hero, other feel he became famous and was actually a small character in the Civil War and would have remained obscure if his regiment hadn't been decimated at Little Big Horn. He was just a man and his wife explains this through the stories of their married life. She also explains the Native Americans merciless treatment, torture and killing of settlers and Cavalry as a juxtaposition of claims the Native Americans were complacent people who were butchered needlessly. History has always been rewritten. I appreciated reading a first hand account.
LoboThommy
Great for children to learn about how our military fought - great - great - great
This is a wonderful book, written by Libbie Custer, and in it she gives great details of what life was like as the General's wife, and the wife of a soldier in a very difficult place to live. She did a really great job writing this book. We Custer fans are lucky to be able to read her opinion, even though it is prejudiced by her love of him.