HEADQUARTERS OF THE ARMY, MEXICO, MARCH 16, 1848. ORDERS NO. 27. AT A GENERAL COURT MARTIAL CONVENED AT SAN ANGEL, MEXICO, BY VIRTUE OF GENERAL ORDERS NO. 394, DATED DECEMBER 30, 1847, AND OF WHICH LIEUT. COLONEL GLADDEN, SOUTH CAROLINA VOLUNTEERS, IS PRESIDENT, WERE TRIED: CAPT. GEORGE WALSH, MASSACHUSETTS VOLUNTEERS... UNGENTLEMANLY AND UNOFFICERLIKE CONDUCT... ABOUT THE THIRD DAY OF DECEMBER, 1847... "DID WITHOUT CAUSE OR PROVOCATION ASSAULT, BEAT, KICK AND OTHERWISE MALTREAT ME JOHN P. CALDWELL"... ABOUT THE 19TH DAY OF DECEMBER, 1847... "DID ASSAULT, KICK, BEAT AND OTHERWISE GROSSLY ABUSE AND MALTREAT ME THE ABOVE NAMED JAMES P. CALDWELL"... 2D LIEUTENANT JOHN P. CALDWELL, MASSACHUSETTS VOLUNTEERS... CONDUCT UNBECOMING AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN...
[Mexico City: 1848]. 5-1/2" x 8". 2, [2 blank] pp. Disbound a bit roughly, lightly toned. Signed in ink by L. Thomas, Asst. Adjt. Genl. "By order of Major General Butler." About Very Good.
Capt. Walsh was found guilty of the charge and both specifications with the exception of the word "kick" and sentenced to be dismissed from the service. Lieut. Caldwell was found guilty of two specifications, and sentenced to be dismissed from the service. Item #35526