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    • Patricia Getz

      ELIZABETH CUSTER LIBRARY & MUSEUM. carte de visite of Libbie Custer (George's wife), labeled "circa 1865." am skeptical about date with that hair and hat ... got to be late 60s at minimum but I'd say 70s ... curious

    • A Servant of The Author

      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 Little Big Horn.

    • Hansa Tingsuwan

      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 slmost 91, leaving a $100,000 estate.

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