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Collection Reference Number GLC00911.31
From Archive Folder Mexican War Orderly Book, 26th Infantry , USA 1847-1848 
Title General orders: No. 340
Date 6 November 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. Proceedings of court martials on charges of unsoldierlike conduct, drunkenness, sleeping on post, desertion, mutiny, and violation of the 50th Article of War, which carries a sentence of death. Note on back reads "Gen. Order, 340, Nov. 6th 47, Proceedings of a GCM, Rec Nov. 11th 47." Brevet Brigadier General P.F. Smith presiding.
Subjects Military History  Military Law  Mexican War  Latin and South America  Global History and Civics  Desertion  Alcohol  Mutiny  Death Penalty  
People Scott, Winfield (1786-1866)  Scott, H. L. (Henry Lee) (1814-1886)  Smith, Persifor Frazer (1798-1858)  
Place written 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