Following the Guidon.
A stunning copy of this narrative of army life on the American Western frontier by the wife of General George Armstrong Custer. With the dramatic death of her husband, Elizabeth B. Custer, returned to writing to support herself and to shape the narrative of Custer’s legacy.
Description: Following the Guidon.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1890. Frontis, 341, , [3 (adverts] pages. First edition. 8vo. Publisher’s ornamental cloth. Illustrated. Neatly-written 1891 ownership to dark coated endpapers. Near fine.
Howes C980. Radar 1008. Luther p4: “Worth reading for the pictures of frontier army life and Custer’s career on the Western Plains…Mrs. Custer was charming and talented.” Myres, p7: “The 7th Cavalry in the Washita campaign and in summer camp, 1869. Includes music to several army songs and bugle calls.”