Custer's Court Martial record example

Custer's Court Martial

Records: 19 · Complete: 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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Example Records

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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Source Information

"General Court Martial of Gen. George A. Custer, 1867" database with images Fold3 (https://www.fold3.com//title/65/custers-court-martial: accessed March 6, 2021)

Publication Title
Custer's Court Martial
Total Records
19 · Complete: 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.