In an account as colorful today as when it first appeared over a century ago, "Tenting on the Plains" is Libby Custer's memoir of the hardships during her husband's 1865 military march from Alexandria, Louisiana, to Hempstead, Texas.
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From the time of her husband's death at the Battle of the Little Big Horn until her own death fifty-seven years later, at the age of ninety, Mrs. George Armstrong Custer devoted herself to defending or embellishing her husband's reputation. This account, the second in Elizabeth's trilogy of her life with the General, focuses on the period immediately following the Civil War, when the Custers were stationed in Louisiana, Texas, and Kansas. She portrays the aftermath of the Civil War in Texas and life in Kansas while her husband took part in General Winfield Hancock's 1867 expedition against the Indians between the Arkansas and Platte rivers. Throughout, she provides detailed descriptions of an army officer's home life on the frontier during this major period of Indian unrest.About the Author:
Shirley A. Leckie, Professor of History at the University of Central Florida, is the author of Elizabeth Bacon Custer and the Making of a Myth and Angie Debo: Pioneering Historian.
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Book Description University of Oklahoma Press, 1971. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110806109432