HEADQUARTERS OF THE ARMY, CITY OF MEXICO, SEPT. 21, 1847. GENERAL ORDERS-- NO. 294. PROCEEDINGS OF A GENERAL COURT MARTIAL... , CONVENED AT THIS PLACE BY GENERAL ORDERS NO. 288. HEADQUARTERS OF THE ARMY, AND OF WHICH BREVET LIEUT. COL. DUNCAN, 2D ARTILLERY, IS PRESIDENT. BEFORE THE COURT WERE TRIED PRIVATE JAMES HILL, CO. G, 5TH INFANTRY, PRIVATE JOHN MURPHY, SAME COMPANY AND REGIMENT, AND PRIVATE THOMAS DORN, CO. E., OF THE SAME REGIMENT, SEVERALLY CHARGED WITH DRUNKENNESS ON GUARD. EACH PLEADED-GUILTY….

[Mexico City: 1847]. 5-1/2" x 8". 2, [2 blanks] pp. Disbound. Signed in ink by H.L. Scott, A.A.A.G., "By command of Major-General Scott." Very Good.

The Court found Privates Hill, Murphy and Dorn guilty of drunkenness on guard, and sentenced them "to be confined in charge of the guard for thirty days, and to ride a wooden horse from reveille to retreat during the same period of time, with the exception of half an hour for each meal."
Sergeant James Bannan and Corporatl Edward Hill, each of Co. G, 5th Infantry, were found guilty of mutinous conduct and drunkenness on guard. The Court found them guilty and sentenced them "to be shot to death... to-morrow forenoon between the hours of 6 and 11 o'clock, and at such place as the General of the 1st Division may appoint." Item #35510

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