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  • Sharon Walley

    Elizabeth Bacon Custer. Wife of General George A. Custer. On June 25, 1876, Elizabeth and other women whose husbands were on a campaign gathered in her home to cope with their anxiety together. They "tried to find some slight surcease from trouble in the old hymns. They couldn't know that on that day, their husbands were dying in the Battle of Little Big Horn.

  • Becky Aduddell

    Elizabeth Bacon Custer (1842-1933), wife of George Armstrong Custer for 12 years and his widow for 57 years. After Custer's disastrous confrontation with the Sioux and Cheyenne at the Little Big Horn on June 25,1876, Libbie Custer set out to rehabilitate his image. She made a good living from her books and lectures about her late husband, and died at the age of 91, leaving a $100,000 estate.

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Elizabeth Bacon Custer (April 8, 1842 - April 4, 1933) was the wife of General George Armstrong Custer. After his death, she became an outspoken advocate for her husband's legacy through her popular books and lectures. [Wikipedia]

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Elizabeth "Libbie" Bacon Custer - American Folk Figure. She was the wife of Civil War Major General George Armstrong Custer. After General Custer's death at the Battle of Little Big Horn in 1876, she became a celebrity herself. She wrote many articles and books, and gave many lectures that contributed to the elevation of her husband to near-mythical status.

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