Deborah Buckner Bio
Deborah Ground Buckner is an attorney and a long-time member of the Civil War Round Table of Kansas City. She has been presenting "living history" as Elizabeth Bacon Custer since 2004, something she determined to do at age 15 after reading three of Mrs. Custer's books:
- Boots and Saddles: or, Life in Dakota with General Custer (1884).
- Ten tins, on the Plains: or, General Custer in Kansas and Texas (1887).
- Following the Guidon (1890).
Fortunately, Deb's fascination with a Union Army General is accepted with understanding by her husband, Chip, who is the great-grandson of Confederate General Simon Bolivar Buckner.
Deb and Chip were married in the Graham-Tyler Memorial Chapel at Park College, in Parkville MO on June 3, 1989. Deb has a Bachelor's degree in political science from Park College, a Master's in public administration from State University of New York in Albany NY, and a juris doctorate from the University of Missouri - Kansas City. Deb and Chip's daughter, Jordan, is also a member of our Round Table.