Today in History: A Revolutionary Court-Martial

239 years ago today, on January 20, 1778, the first court-martial in the United States began. In short, Colonel David Henley was acquitted of wrongfully injuring a British prisoner of war. The full text of the proceedings is made available online by the library at the University of Michigan.

description of two books on Henley's court martial

excerpt of an auction list (Anderson Galleries) of books from the private library of Theodore Low de Vinne

Coleman Karesh Law Library holds numerous resources relating to courts-martial. A few are shown below.

covers of books relating to courts martial