Lilly Library Manuscript Collections


The Custer mss., 1876-1933, consist of a copy of the Proceedings of the Court of Inquiry, January 13, 1879, in the case of Major Marcus A. Reno concerning his conduct at the Battle of the Little Big Horn River, 1876; stenographic report of the testimony, 1879, edited by William James Ghent; penciled notes on the case probably by Walter Mason Camp; photostats of letters by William T. Sherman, August 5, 1876; Marcus A. Reno, July 15,1876; and a photostat of the petition of enlisted survivors of the Battle of the Little Big Horn, July 4, 1876, to the President and the Representatives of the United States; and photographs of the Custer battleground area. A list of the photographs is in the box of pictures.

Collection size: 7 items

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