Custer's Court Martial

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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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Custer's Court Martial
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Records: 19 · Complete: 100%
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July 25, 2007
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July 25, 2007
NARA T1103. This 352-page publication contains documents relating to the 1867 court martial of George Armstrong Custer at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.