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Collection Reference Number GLC00911.18
From Archive Folder Mexican War Orderly Book, 26th Infantry , USA 1847-1848 
Title General orders: No. 293
Date 20 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. Docket reads "General Orders, No. 293, Sept. 20th 1847, Sergeant and Corporals who distinguis [sic] themselves in action. Commanders to make report on the subject." Republishes section 17 of an act of Congress (3 March 1847) stating that any non-commissioned officer who distinguishes himself during a tour of duty will have attached to him by brevet the lowest grade of rank along with an increase in pay.
Subjects Soldier's Pay  Mexican War  Latin and South America  Military History  Global History and Civics  
People Scott, Winfield (1786-1866)  Scott, H. L. (Henry Lee) (1814-1886)  
Place written Mexico City, Mexico
Theme The Mexican War
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859