August V. Kautz papers, 1828-1895
General August V. Kautz
Military commission that tried and convicted the Lincoln conspirators.
Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division
- U.S. Army War College Library
- August Valentine Kautz (1828-1895) was a Union officer who served on the military commission that tried the conspirators in the Lincoln assassination.
- The August V. Kautz papers include a transcript copy of Kautz's unpublished "Reminiscenses of the Civil War" which covers his service in the Washington Territory on the eve of war, his wartime duties, and his term as a judge at the trial of the assassins of Abraham Lincoln (December, 1860 to July, 1865). Also includes an historical study, "General August V. Kautz and the southwestern frontier," by Andrew Wallace in Tucson (1967). This is a privately printed work, based on Dr. Wallace's dissertation at the University of Arizona, tracing Kautz's life (1828-1895), but emphasizing his service in New Mexico, California, and Arizona (1869-1886). Also included is Kautz's diary (January 1, 1863 to January 19, 1864) covering his service in Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee. The commissions of General Kautz and his brother Admiral Albert Kautz are found in a scrapbook.
See the OCLC catalog record (originally cataloged by NUCMC in the printed volumes)