4 Replies Latest reply on Sep 23, 2021 11:24 AM by Elizabeth Stephenson

    Seeking Naval Courts Martial file for Percy Douglas

    Elizabeth Stephenson Wayfarer

      Where can I find information on the Naval court Martial of Percy Douglas, Date of Birth  Jan 30, 1861.  Enlisted at Mare Island 05 May 1879, According to news paper articles:    AWOL arrest Oct 1879,  1 year confinement at Sitka,  Courts Martial was in Oct 1880,  sentenced to 3 years hard labor.    Are court martial records available and the most important information to me is did he serve the full 3 years of hard labor, released Oct 1883? .  Multiple crimes are attributed to him in 1881 and 1882.  Is it possible he was released early?