HEADQUARTERS OF THE ARMY, MEXICO, DECEMBER 29 1847. GENERAL ORDERS-- NO. 393. BEFORE A GENERAL COURT MARTIAL CONVENED IN THIS CITY, BY VIRTUE OF GENERAL ORDERS NO. 364, AND OF WHICH LIEUT. COL. PLYMPTON, 7TH INFANTRY, IS PRESIDENT, WERE TRIED: 2D LIEUT. EDW. MCD. REYNOLDS, MARINE CORPS... VIOLENCE TO HIS SUPERIOR OFFICER... DISOBEDIENCE OF ORDERS... 2D LIEUT. J.N.G. WHISTLER, 3D INFANTRY... NEGLECT OF DUTY... PRIVATE RICHARD LAKENAN OF COMPANY F., 4TH ARTILLERY... NEGLECT OF DUTY... ABSENCE WITHOUT LEAVE... INSUBORDINATE CONDUCT... [&c].

[Mexico City: 1847]. 5-1/2" x 8". 5, [3 blank] pp. [page 5 misnumbered as 4.] Disbound, lightly toned, partly loosened. Tiny tear to edge of first leaf. Signed in ink by H.L. Scott, A.A.A.G., "By command of Major-General Scott." Very Good.

Lieut. Reynolds was found not guilty; Court opined that the charges were unfounded and vexatious. Lieut. Whistler was found not guilty and acquitted. Pvt. Lakenan was found guilty of all charges and sentenced to forfeit five dollars per month for four months. Other charges heard include: Pvt. Steward Finney, Co. B, and Pvt. Mathew Sweful, Co. K, 3d Infantry, both found guilty of desertion, sentenced to fifty lashes on their bare backs; Pvt. Henry Saguier, Co. K, 3d Infantry, found not guilty of absence without leave; Pvt. Felix Dobson and Pvt. Edw'd Hoover, both of Co. F, 4th Artillery, found guilty of highly unsoldierlike conduct; Pvt. James Smith, Co. I, Voltigeurs, guilty of sleeping on post; Pvt. Joseph Beatty, Co. B, 3d Infantry, found guilty of absence without leave; Pvt. Peter Flynn, Co. A, 3d Infantry, guilty of highly unsoldierlike conduct; Pvt. Augustus Iddler, Co. F, Voltigeurs, guilty of leaving his post and absence without leave; Corp. William Ramsey, Co. F, 6th Infantry, guilty of gross neglect of duty; Pvt. Charles Donivan, Co. F, 6th Infantry, guilty of sleeping on post; Pvt. Samuel Waite, Co. F, and Pvt. John Flynn, Co. G, both of Voltigeurs, both guilty of sleeping on post. The lesser charges include sentences such as forfeiture of pay, hard labor, and marching with 30 pounds carried on the back. Most of the punishments for the lesser charges were forfeiture of pay. Item #35529

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