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George Armstrong and Elizabeth Custer

(1839 - 1876) (1842 - 1933)

  • He is remembered for defeat at Battle of Little Bighorn by the Sioux
  • He commanded Seventh U.S. Cavalry headquartered at Fort Leavenworth
  • She joined him on campaigns when it was safe
  • She wrote about adventures of their life on the plains
  • After his death she resurrected his reputation through lectures, magazine articles, and books