By Elizabeth Bacon Custer
The honeymoon of Elizabeth Bacon and George Armstrong Custer used to be interrupted in 1864 by means of his name to responsibility with the military of the Potomac. She begged to be allowed to move alongside, hence atmosphere the trend of her destiny existence. From that point on, she observed common Custer on all of his significant assignments, other than the summer time Indian campaigns - "The in simple terms woman," she acknowledged, "who consistently rode with the regiment."Her tale, informed by means of herself, is an soaking up event. in addition, there's a additional bonus - a steady, loving portrait of George Armstrong Custer, husband and guy, by means of the individual that knew him most sensible, his spouse. Her absolute devotion to him is printed in each line of her account, which ends up, accurately sufficient, with the day on which she acquired the scoop of the catastrophe on the Little large Horn.
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Some of the officers had brought out parcels containing food, while our brother, Colonel Tom Custer, had struggled with a large basket of supplies. In a short time another officer appeared at our door with a face full of anxiety about our welfare. He did not tell us what we afterward learned from the others, that, fearing the citizens would give up going to us, and knowing that he could not find the way alone over a country from which the snow had obliterated every landmark, he had started to go the whole distance on the railroad.
Improvements at the Post, and Gardening 137 XIX. General Custer's Library 143 XX. The Summer of the Black Hills Expedition 150 XXI. Domestic Trials 161 XXII. Capture and Escape of Rain-in-the-Face 169 XXIII. Garrison Amusements 179 XXIV. An Indian Council 186 XXV. Breaking up of the Missouri 190 XXVI. Curious Characters and Excursionists among Us 199 XXVII. Religious ServicesLeave of Absence 205 XXVIII. A Winter's Journey across the Plains 210 XXIX. Our Life's Last Chapter 216 Appendix: With Extracts of General Custer's Letters 225 Page xxvii Illustrations General George Armstrong Custer page 61 Mrs.
Sheridan, commanding the Division of the Missouri, that Custer was allowed to accompany the expedition. However, Grant's order stated that Custer was only to be in command of his own regiment, and the command of the Dakota column which was to have been his would be in the hands of General Terry. Page xx As soon as Custer returned to Fort Lincoln, he and Mrs. Custer left their home and went into camp, a short distance down the valley, where the regiment was already under canvas. The expedition moved out on the morning of May 17.