On May 17, 1876, Elizabeth Bacon Custer kissed her husband George goodbye and wished him good fortune in his efforts to fulfill the Army's orders to drive in the Native Americans who would not willingly relocate to a reservation. Adorned in a black taffeta dress and a velvet riding cap with a red peacock feather that matched George's red scarf, she watched the proud regiment ride off. It was a splendid picture.This new biography of Elizabeth Bacon Custer relates the story of the famous and dashing couple's romance, reveals their life of adventure throughout the west during the days of the Indian Wars, and recounts the tragic end of the 7th cavalry and the aftermath for the wives. Libbie Custer was an unusual woman who followed her itinerant army husband's career to itsend--but shewas also an amazing master of propaganda who tried to recreateGeorge Armstrong Custer's image after Little Bighorn. The authorof many books about her own life (some of which arestill in print)she was one of the most famous women of her time andremains a fascinating character in American history.
None Wounded, None Missing, All Dead
The Story of Elizabeth Bacon Custer