The Custer Story: The Life and Intimate Letters of General George A. Custer and His Wife Elizabeth

The Custer Story: The Life and Intimate Letters of General George A. Custer and His Wife Elizabeth

by Marguerite Merington, George Armstrong Custer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0803281382

ISBN-13: 9780803281387

Pub. Date: 01/01/1987

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press

During separations enforced by the military, Lieutenant General George A. Custer and his wife, Elizabeth, corresponded about the Civil War, the perils of frontier life, and the chain of events that would lead to his tragic death at the Little Big Horn in Montana Territory. Their letters reveal the nuances of personal and political loyalties rarely expressed by

Overview

During separations enforced by the military, Lieutenant General George A. Custer and his wife, Elizabeth, corresponded about the Civil War, the perils of frontier life, and the chain of events that would lead to his tragic death at the Little Big Horn in Montana Territory. Their letters reveal the nuances of personal and political loyalties rarely expressed by historians and novelists. And they reveal a devotion rare among wartime marriages. He was her "Autie," her "Darling Boy," and she was his "Libbie," his "Darling Sunbeam."

When Elizabeth Custer died in 1933, after fifty-seven years of widowhood, she left behind these treasured letters. Her friend and literary executor, Marguerite Merington, edited them, adding related materials and a thread of narrative reaching from Custer's birth on an Ohio farm to the final fury at the Little Big Horn.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803281387
Publisher:
University of Nebraska Press
Publication date:
01/01/1987
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
360
Sales rank:
947,159
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.80(d)

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