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Scott, Winfield (1786-1866) General orders: No. 293

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00911.18 Author/Creator: Scott, Winfield (1786-1866) Place Written: Mexico City, Mexico Type: Document Date: 20 September 1847 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 20.5 x 14.6 cm.

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.

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