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    Custer's Court Martial

    Records: 19Complete: 100%

    In 1867, George Armstrong Custer faced court martial on eleven charges, including absence without leave from his command, and conduct prejudicial to good order and military discipline. Found guilty of five of the charges, he was suspended from rank and command for one year without pay. Records here include proceedings of Custer's trial, correspondence relating to official trial documents, and research requests from after the trial.

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    Page 1 of Custer's 45 page written defense
    Page 1 of Custer's 45 page written defense
    Sherman's request to have Custer's sentence remitted
    Sherman's request to have Custer's sentence remitted
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    Publication Title
    Custer's Court Martial
    Total Records
    19Complete: 100%
    Content Source
    The National Archives logoThe National Archives
    Publication Number
    T1103
    Record Group
    153
    Published on Fold3
    25 Jul 2007
    Last Updated
    25 Jul 2007
    Description
    NARA T1103. This 352-page publication contains documents relating to the 1867 court martial of George Armstrong Custer at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.