Life And Services Of General Winfield Scott; Including The Siege Of Vera Cruz, The Battle Of Cerro…

Paperback | January 11, 2012

byEdward Deering Mansfield

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1852. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... APPENDIX. The following Order was issued by General Scott, immediately after the capture of Mexico, and is the highest evidence of his legal as well as administrative abilities. Without this order, discipline could not have been maintained in the Army, the inhabitants of Mexico could not have been conciliated, and consequently the campaign would have failed; for the sole object of the campaign was to make peace. General Scott was bred a lawyer, and the reader will see that this order is drawn up with an accurate knowledge of the principles bearing upon the case, and the best means of administering justice, where the Civil Law cannot be appealed to. It is one of the best legal documents ever issued by any functionary of the Executive Government. HEAD-QUARTERS OF THE ARMY, National Palace Of Mexico, i I GENERAL ORDERS--No. 287. National Palace Of Mexico, Sept. 17,1847. The General-in-Chief republishes, with important additions, his General Orders, No. 20, of February 19, 1847 (declaring MarTial Law), to govern all who may be concerned. 1. It is still to be apprehended that many grave offences not provided for in the Act of Congress "establishing Rules and Articles for the government of the Armies of the United States," ap 516 APPENDIX. proved April 10, 1806, may be again committed--by, or upon, individuals of those armies in Mexico, pending the existing war between the two Republics. Allusion is here made to offences, any one of which, if committed within the United States or their organized territories, would of course be tried and severely punished by the ordinary or civil courts of the land. 2. Assassination, murder, poisoning, rape, or the attempt to 'commit either; malicious stabbing or maiming; malicious assault and battery; robbery; theft; the wanton desecr...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1852. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... APPENDIX. The following Order was issued by General Scott, immediately after the capture of Mexico, and is the highest evidence of hi...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:146 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.31 inPublished:January 11, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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