Soldier Girl: The Civil War Memories of Elizabeth Bacon Custer

Soldier Girl: The Civil War Memories of Elizabeth Bacon Custer FOUND TEXT SERIES: Civil War Memories Elizabeth Bacon Custer The Civil War Memories of Elizabeth Bacon Custer, reconstructed from her diaries and notes by Arlene Reynolds, due out later this fall from University of Texas Press. This previously unpublished material comes from the museum at the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument. Montana. This version of Libbie Custer's Civil War memories is excerpted from Arlene Reynolds is an actress and writer currently living in Hardin, / Edited by Arlene Reynolds Elizabeth Ckft Bacon, Libbie to family and friends, was born April 8, 1842, in Monroe, Michigan. The only surviving child of Daniel and Eleanor Bacon, she was educated at private girls' schools in Monroe and New York. In 1862, at a Thanksgiving party, she was introduced to a young Union Captain, George Armstrong Custer, caUed Autie by family and friends. They were married February 9, 1864. Of her life with Autie she wrote, "I lived through a blaze of sunshine for twelve years," but on June 25, 1876, that life came to an end with the death of General Custer at the Battle of the Little Big Horn. Shortly after receiving official notification of her husband's death, Libbie left http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Missouri Review University of Missouri

Soldier Girl: The Civil War Memories of Elizabeth Bacon Custer

The Missouri Review, Volume 17 (2) – Oct 5, 1994

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FOUND TEXT SERIES: Civil War Memories Elizabeth Bacon Custer The Civil War Memories of Elizabeth Bacon Custer, reconstructed from her diaries and notes by Arlene Reynolds, due out later this fall from University of Texas Press. This previously unpublished material comes from the museum at the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument. Montana. This version of Libbie Custer's Civil War memories is excerpted from Arlene Reynolds is an actress and writer currently living in Hardin, / Edited by Arlene Reynolds Elizabeth Ckft Bacon, Libbie to family and friends, was born April 8, 1842, in Monroe, Michigan. The only surviving child of Daniel and Eleanor Bacon, she was educated at private girls' schools in Monroe and New York. In 1862, at a Thanksgiving party, she was introduced to a young Union Captain, George Armstrong Custer, caUed Autie by family and friends. They were married February 9, 1864. Of her life with Autie she wrote, "I lived through a blaze of sunshine for twelve years," but on June 25, 1876, that life came to an end with the death of General Custer at the Battle of the Little Big Horn. Shortly after receiving official notification of her husband's death, Libbie left

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Published: Oct 5, 1994

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