Elizabeth Custer, The Boy General, 1907 ed.


Libbie Custer Burnishes Her Husband’s Legend

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Elizabeth B. Custer wrote The Boy General to tell the story, in short format, of her life with General George Armstrong Custer.

Libbie Custer always thought of her life as a romantic adventure, and her reminiscences, written in various forms, form the basis of the legendary, even mythological, memory of General Custer. But Libbie’s romantic heart and pen does not diminish the value of her story. From the battlefields of Virginia to the Great Plains, she was there, at Custer’s side, and recording her observations. Her account of the Seventh Cavalry’s departure from Fort Lincoln is particularly vivid. The Boy General a valuable additional to the body of Custeriana.

Weak hinges; original owner inscription twice; light foxing; light chipping of extremities; else very good.

Custer, Elizabeth B. The Boy General: The Story of the Life of Major-General George A. Custer. Edited by Mary E. Burt. New York: Charles ScribnerÕs Sons, 1907. 204(3)p., frontispiece, illustrations.