Michael John Neill's weekly genealogy how-to column.
Saturday, March 26, 2011
Taking My Wheat-Joshua Sledd
This is part of the "court martial" for Joshua Sledd that was recently received from the National Archives. Instead of paper copies, I requested copies on DVD hoping to get high resolution files as graphic images. The images came as a PDF file from which this image was taken.
We'll have an update on the "court martial" in an upcoming issue of Casefile Clues. Apparently at the same time the Sledd "wheat requisition" case was heard a court martial was heard as well. That's why Sledd's case was incorrectly indicated as a court martial.
Our update will include citations and other information we've located on Sledd in New Mexico. The Virginia native was in New Mexico by the 1860s.