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Tenting on the Plains (SC)

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From the time of her husband's death at the Battle of the Little Big Horn until her own death 57 years later at the age of 90, Mrs. George Armstrong Custer devoted herself to defending (or embellishing) her husband's reputation.

This account, the 2nd 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.