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At Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, George Custer is suspended from the Army for absence without leave.

George Armstrong Custer, civilian clothes, detail
11/25/1867

In the evening, the full Seventh Cavalry Regiment was assembled in full dress uniform on the Fort Leavenworth parade ground to hear the verdict of the recently completed court martial of their commander, Lieutenant-Colonel George Armstrong Custer, for leaving his post during the recent campaign against the hostile Native American tribes to visit his wife.  He was found guilty on all charges and suspended from command and rank for a year without pay. He rejoined the Seventh in October 1868.(By John Osborne)

Source Citation: 

Stan Hoig, The Battle of the Washita: The Sheridan-Custer Indian Campaign of 1867-1869 (Lincoln, NE; University of Nebraska Press, 1976), 19-20.

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