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In Monroe, Michigan, General George A. Custer marries Elizabeth Bacon

George Armstrong Custer, circa 1864, detail
02/09/1864
George Armstrong Custer and Elizabeth Bacon had met at a Thanksgiving party in 1862 while the young cavalry officer was on leave. Now commanding a brigade, he was able to get another leave for the couple to be married in their hometown of Monroe, Michigan.  The service took place at the Presbyterian Church in Monroe at eight o'clock in the evening. The couple honeymooned in New York and visited West Point before joining the Army of Potomac together in winter quarters.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
Marguerite Merington (ed.), The Custer Story: The Life and Intimate Letters of General George A. Custer and his wife Elizabeth (Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 1987), 82.

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