Elizabeth"Libbie" Bacon was born in Monroe, Michigan in 1842. She met George Custer in 1862, and they married in 1864. The couple lived in a variety of frontier outposts before coming to Fort Abraham Lincoln in 1873. She left Fort Abraham Lincoln after her husband's death in 1876 and wrote three books on him and her life on the plains. She died in New York City in 1933.