In her first year of marriage (1864-1865) to General George Armstrong Custer, Libbie Custer witnessed the Civil War firsthand, sharing the hardships and dangers of war with Custer's Third Brigade. Her experiences were so vivid that they seemed ideal material for a book, one that she worked on for years in later life but ultimately never published. In this volume, Arlene ReIn her first year of marriage (1864-1865) to General George Armstrong Custer, Libbie Custer witnessed the Civil War firsthand, sharing the hardships and dangers of war with Custer's Third Brigade. Her experiences were so vivid that they seemed ideal material for a book, one that she worked on for years in later life but ultimately never published. In this volume, Arlene Reynolds has produced a readable narrative of Libbie Custer's life during the war years by chronologically reconstructing Libbie's original, unpublished notes and diaries found in the archives of the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument. Libbie Custer's memories add striking, eloquent details to the Civil War story as she describes her life both in camp and in Washington. Her stories of incidents such as fording a swollen river sidesaddle on horseback, dancing at the Inaugural Ball near President Lincoln, and watching the massive review of the Army of the Potomac after the surrender combine the intensity of an eyewitness account with the engrossing quality of a well-written novel. This book will appeal to a wide audience. For general readers and students of women's history, it tells a fascinating story of a sheltered girl's maturation into a courageous woman in the crucible of war. And for both devotees and detractors of her husband, it offers an intimate glimpse into his youth, West Point years, and early military service....
|Title||:||The Civil War Memories of Elizabeth Bacon Custer|
|Number of Pages||:||181 Pages|
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The Civil War Memories of Elizabeth Bacon Custer Reviews
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I love history, and I thought this book would be a different and interesting perspective on the Civil War. I couldn't have been more wrong. Elizabeth Custer comes off as a fluff-head simpleton in this book. Even during important moments of her life, such as meeting Abraham Lincoln and Mrs. Lincoln, the best Mrs. Custer can cough up is the observation that Mrs. Lincoln's hair is pulled back too tightly. This is most certainly not a history book, and calling it "Civil War Memories" is a bit of a stretch. It's a pack of mindless observations of a spoiled little girl. I finished this book only because I can't stand leaving a book unfinished, but this was a waste of time.
Couldn't get into this much.