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Collection Reference Number GLC00911.10
From Archive Folder Mexican War Orderly Book, 26th Infantry , USA 1847-1848 
Title General orders: No. 281
Date 8 September 1847
Author Scott, Winfield (1786-1866)  
Additional authors Scott, H. L. (Henry Lee) (1814-1886)
Document Type Military document
Content Description Signed by H. L. Scott. Partial docket reads "General Orders, No. 281, Sept. 8th 1847, Proceedings of GCM." Colonel Bennett Riley, presiding, tries 29 privates for desertion in a general court martial and, finding them guilty, sentences them to be executed the next morning.
Subjects Mexican War  Latin and South America  Desertion  Military History  Military Law  Death Penalty  
People Scott, Winfield (1786-1866)  Scott, H. L. (Henry Lee) (1814-1886)  Riley, Bennett (1787-1853)  
Place written Tacubaya, Mexico
Theme The Mexican War; Law
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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