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Boots and saddles, or, Life in Dakota with General Custer

Author: Elizabeth Bacon Custer
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Bison books edView all editions and formats
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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. Her entreaties to be allowed to travel along set the pattern of  Read more...

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Custer, Elizabeth Bacon, 1842-1933.
Boots and saddles, or, Life in Dakota with General Custer.
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 2010
(OCoLC)844617131
Named Person: George A Custer; Elizabeth Bacon Custer; Elizabeth Bacon Custer; George A Custer
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Bacon Custer
ISBN: 9780803234567 0803234562
OCLC Number: 555650107
Notes: Originally published: New York : Harper & Brothers, 1885.
Description: xxxii, 315 pages : illustrations, map ; 21 cm
Contents: Change of station --
A blizzard --
Western hospitality --
Cavalry on the march --
Camping among the Sioux --
A visit to the village of "Two Bears" --
Adventures during the last days of the march --
Separation and reunion --
Our new home at Fort Lincoln --
Incidents of every-day life --
The burning of our quarters. --
carrying the mail --
Perplexities and pleasures of domestic life --
A "strong heart" dance! --
Garrison life --
General Custer's literary work --
Indian depredations --
A day of anxiety and terror --
Improvements at the post, and gardening --
General Custer's library --
The summer of the Black Hills Expedition --
Domestic trials --
Capture and escape of Rain-In-The-Face --
Garrison amusements --
An Indian council --
Breaking up of the Missouri --
Curious characters and excursionists among us --
Religious services. --
leave of absence --
A winter's journey across the plains --
Our life's last chapter.
Other Titles: Boots and saddles
Life in Dakota with General Custer
Responsibility: by Elizabeth B. Custer ; introduction to the Bison Books edition by Louise Barnett.

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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 Read more...

 
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