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George Custer's first residence, Fort Abraham Lincoln
George Custer's first residence, Fort Abraham Lincoln
TitleGeorge Custer's first residence, Fort Abraham Lincoln
Date of Original187-
DescriptionOfficers and wives of the 7th Cavalry sit on the porch and steps of the first house lived in by George and Elizabeth Custer on the grounds of Fort Abraham Lincoln. Patches of snow are visible on the ground.
Ordering Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html
General SubjectMilitary
People
Historic sites
Subject (LCTGM)Military facilities
Soldiers
Spouses
Houses
Snow
Personal NameCuster, Elizabeth Bacon, 1842-1933
Custer, George Armstrong, 1839-1876
Organization NameUnited States. Army. Cavalry, 7th.
LocationFort Abraham Lincoln (N.D.)
Decade1870-1879
Item NumberC3567
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
NotesPhotographer unknown.
Title created by staff.
Biography/HistoryThe first house built for the Custers at Fort Lincoln burned on February 6 1874. Another structure was built with a recognizable bay window on the side of the house. The second house, and other original fort and buildings at Fort Abraham Lincoln were disassembled in 1894. A reconstruction of the Custer House was opened to the public in June 1989.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionState Historical Society of North Dakota Photograph Collection C
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (C3567)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Digital IDshC3567
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