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 Elizabeth “Libbie” <I>Bacon</I> Custer

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Elizabeth “Libbie” Bacon Custer

  • Birth 8 Apr 1842 Monroe, Monroe County, Michigan, USA
  • Death 4 Apr 1933 New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
  • Burial West Point, Orange County, New York, USA
  • Plot Section 27, Row A, Grave 2
  • Memorial ID 12920

American Folk Figure. She was the wife of Civil War Major General George Armstrong Custer. After General Custer's death at the Battle of Little Big Horn in 1876, she became a celebrity herself. She wrote many articles and books, and gave many lectures that contributed to the elevation of her husband to near-mythical status.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 12 Oct 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 12920
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Elizabeth “Libbie” Bacon Custer (8 Apr 1842–4 Apr 1933), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12920, citing United States Military Academy Post Cemetery, West Point, Orange County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .