4 Replies Latest reply on Dec 16, 2020 4:58 PM by Jim Bowers

    Seeking a courts-martial file from 1920


      How can I get a courts-martial file from 1920?

        • Re: Seeking a courts-martial file from 1920
          Shannon Kerner Adventurer

          Dear Mr. Bowers,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          It depends in which military service the courts-martial occurred.


          We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the U.S. Army Courts-Martial Case Files, 1917 - 1938 in the Records of the Office of the Judge Advocate General (Army) (Record Group 153) that are in the custody of the National Archives at St. Louis (RL-SL). These records have not been digitized. For access to the records, please contact RL-SL via email at stl.archives@nara.gov.


          We also located the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps Records of Proceedings of General Courts Martial, 1866 - 1951 in the Records of the Office of the Judge Advocate General (Navy) (Record Group 125) that may contain the file from 1920 that you are seeking.  These records have not been digitized.  For more information, please contact the National Archives at Washington, DC - Textual Reference (RDT1) via email at archives1reference@nara.gov.


          Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to guidance received from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NARA has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical work while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of NARA staff. As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgement as well as a substantive response to your reference request from RL-SL & RDT1. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.


          We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!


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