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Scott, Winfield (1786-1866) General orders: No. 294

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00911.19 Author/Creator: Scott, Winfield (1786-1866) Place Written: Mexico City, Mexico Type: Document Date: 21 September 1847 Pagination: 2 p. : docket ; 19.5 x 13 cm.

Signed by H. L. Scott. Partial docket reads "[General] Orders, [No.] 294, [Sept.] 21-1847, [Procee]dings of GCM." Summary of court martials of six soldiers, all found guilty of mutinous conduct and drunkenness on guard, and all sentenced to death.

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