Today in History–January 31–the Library of Congress features John C. Frémont, who was court-martialed on grounds of mutiny and disobeying orders on this day in 1848. This decision was later reversed by President James Polk and did little to thwart the progress of this explorer turned politician known as the “pathfinder”. Learn more about the extraordinary fortunes of Frémont, the 1856 republican presidential candidate, by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to discover more primary source treasures.
John C. Frémont Was Found Guilty Of Mutiny from America’s Library
Who is John C. Frémont? John C. Frémont Days
Learning from the Source: Primary Source Trail of Western Migration primary source lesson