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. . . The words of the hymn,  “E’en though a cross it be,  Nearer my God to Thee,”  came forth with almost a sob from every throat." They couldn't know that on that day, their husbands were dying in the Battle of Li...

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. . . The words of the hymn, “E’en though a cross it be, Nearer my God to Thee,” came forth with almost a sob from every throat." They couldn't know that on that day, their husbands were dying in the Battle of Li...

Elizabeth "Libbie" B. Custer, wife of General George Armstrong Custer. My favorite photo of Libbie. A quote by Libbie years after his death "I believe he had many enemies there, and none of them were Indians."

Elizabeth "Libbie" B. Custer, wife of General George Armstrong Custer. My favorite photo of Libbie. A quote by Libbie years after his death "I believe he had many enemies there, and none of them were Indians."

Sharpshooter Annie Oakley while touring with Buffalo Bill's Wild West show, 1890.

Sharpshooter Annie Oakley while touring with Buffalo Bill's Wild West show, 1890.

It was Sunday, June 25th 1876. Libbie, who was at Fort Lincoln had invited a couple of women to her room to spend time together. They sang hymns, and talked about their husbands. Ironically, this was the very day Custer and 5 troops of the 7th Calvary, 231 men in all attacked the Sioux Village. All were killed. On July 5th, Libbie had been told the news of her husbands death. She felt that her own life might as well be over as well. Libbie was 34 years of age.

It was Sunday, June 25th 1876. Libbie, who was at Fort Lincoln had invited a couple of women to her room to spend time together. They sang hymns, and talked about their husbands. Ironically, this was the very day Custer and 5 troops of the 7th Calvary, 231 men in all attacked the Sioux Village. All were killed. On July 5th, Libbie had been told the news of her husbands death. She felt that her own life might as well be over as well. Libbie was 34 years of age.

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