Elizabeth Bacon Custer

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1842 – 1933

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Who was Elizabeth Bacon Custer?

Elizabeth Bacon Custer was the wife of General George Armstrong Custer. She spent most of their marriage in relatively close proximity to him despite his numerous military campaigns as a commanding officer in the United States Cavalry. After his death, she became an outspoken advocate for her husband's legacy through her popular books and lectures. Largely as a result of her endless campaigning on his behalf, Custer's iconic portrayal as the gallant fallen hero amid the glory of 'Custer's Last Stand' was a canon of American history for almost a century after his death.

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Born
Apr 8, 1842
Monroe
Also known as
  • Elizabeth “Libbie” Bacon
  • Elizabeth B Custer
Spouses
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Lived in
  • Monroe
Died
Apr 6, 1933
New York City

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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