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The Custer story; the life and intimate letters of General George A. Custer and his wife Elizabeth.

Author: George A Custer; Elizabeth Bacon Custer; Marguerite Merington
Publisher: New York, Devin-Adair, 1950.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The personal letters of General Custer and his wife Elizabeth Bacon, are well worth reading for their picture of frontier army life and for tracing Custer's career on the western plains. Both Custers were prolific and prolix letter-writers. Although the letters wer edited and pre-selected, they, along with Merington's running commentary, make this work deserving.
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Genre/Form: United States Military Academy publications by a graduate
Autobiographies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Custer, George A. (George Armstrong), 1839-1876.
Custer story.
New York, Devin-Adair, 1950
(OCoLC)565930844
Named Person: George A Custer; Elizabeth Bacon Custer; Elizabeth Bacon Custer; George A Custer
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George A Custer; Elizabeth Bacon Custer; Marguerite Merington
OCLC Number: 1027056
Description: xii, 339 pages illustrations, portraits, maps 24 cm
Contents: "My boy Custer" --
The Bacons and Pages --
Captain Custer --
Libbie Bacon --
Courtship --
Brigadier general --
Marriage --
War correspondence --
Major general --
Closing scenes of the Civil War --
Appomattox and after --
Lieutenant colonel --
Court-martial --
Reinstatement --
New York and Kentucky --
"Outside the states" --
Fort Abraham Lincoln --
Politics --
The march --
The last stand --
Elizabeth joins her husband.
Responsibility: Edited by Marguerite Merington.

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The personal letters of General Custer and his wife Elizabeth Bacon, are well worth reading for their picture of frontier army life and for tracing Custer's career on the western plains. Both Custers were prolific and prolix letter-writers. Although the letters wer edited and pre-selected, they, along with Merington's running commentary, make this work deserving.

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