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Collection Reference Number GLC00911.12
From Archive Folder Mexican War Orderly Book, 26th Infantry , USA 1847-1848 
Title General orders: No. 283
Date 10 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] Order, No. 283, Sept. 10-1847, [Procee]dings of a GCM, Cases of Desertion" and "Maj. Bonneville, Comd of 6th Infy." Brevet Colonel Garland, presiding, tries 36 privates for desertion in a general court martial and, finding them guilty, sentences them to death.
Subjects Military History  Military Law  Desertion  Death Penalty  Mexican War  Latin and South America  
People Scott, Winfield (1786-1866)  Scott, H. L. (Henry Lee) (1814-1886)  Garland, John (1792-1861)  
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