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Following the Guidon: The Experiences of General Custer's Wife with the U. S. 7th Cavalry

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The wife of a famous soldier on campaign on the Western Plains of America
Despite a successful career during the Civil War and a meteoritic elevation in rank as the 'Boy General, ' it is the later career of George Armstrong Custer-as the charismatic commander of the 7th Cavalry at war with the Plains Indians on the Western frontier-that has most captured the public imagina
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Paperback, 296 pages
Published March 8th 2010 by Leonaur Ltd (first published August 23rd 1890)
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Elizabeth Bacon Custer (April 8, 1842 - April 4, 1933) was the wife of General George Armstrong Custer. 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 hi ...more
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