GENERAL ORDERS NO. 18. HEADQUARTERS OF THE ARMY, MEXICO, JANUARY 15, 1848. BEFORE A GENERAL COURT MARTIAL, AND OF WHICH LIEUT. COL. PLYMPTON, 7TH INFANTRY, IS PRESIDENT, WAS TRIED: LIEUT. JABEZ C. RICH, OF THE MARINE CORPS... VIOLATION OF THE 26TH ARTICLE OF THE RULES AND ARTICLES OF WAR... ABSENTING HIMSELF FROM HIS GUARD WITHOUT PERMISSION... DRUNKENNESS ON GUARD... LIEUT. RICH... VIOLATION OF THE 25TH ARTICLE OF WAR... VIOLATION OF THE 26TH ARTICLE OF WAR... PRIVATE GEORGE WHYTE, COMPANY A, 7TH INFANTRY... DESERTION FROM GUARD... ABSENCE WITHOUT LEAVE... VIOLATION OF THE 38TH ARTICLE OF WAR... UNSOLDIERLIKE CONDUCT... PRIVATE WILLIAM PRATT, OF F COMPANY, 7TH INFANTRY... VIOLATION OF THE 46TH ARTICLE OF WAR... VIOLATION OF THE 50TH ARTICLE OF WAR, ABSENCE WITHOUT LEAVE... [&C].
[Mexico City: 1848]. 5-1/2" x 8". 7, [1 blank] pp. Disbound, lightly toned, light scattered foxing. Signed in ink by H.L. Scott, AAAG, "By order of Major-General Scott." Very Good.
Lieut. Rich was found guilty of Violation of the 26th Article of War: he had carried a challenge to Capt. Reynolds to fight a duel with 1st Lieut. John S. Devlin; he was sentenced to be cashiered out. A variety of other charges are disposed of. Item #35530