This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1864. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... Scott Devolves the Command on Butler. 583 made of this fund. A little more than $63,000 for extra blankets and shoes, distributed gratis among the rank and file; a considerable amount given to wounded men ($10 each) on leaving hospital; about $118,000 remitted to Washington to constitute a basis for an Army Asylum--for disabled men, not officers, and the remainder turned over, with the command, to MajorGeneral Butler. The treaty of peace was signed, February 2, 1848, and, in time, duly ratified at Washington, as I had in advance assured the Mexican authorities that it would be. On the 18th of the same month I received the President's instructions to turn over the command of the army in Mexico to Major-General William O. Butler (which I instantly did, in complimentary terms), and to submit myself to a court of inquiry--and such a court!--Towson, Gushing, and Belknap!*--on its arrival at Mexico. The same mail brought orders restoring (from arrests) the three factious officers--Major584 The Court of Inquiry--Adjourns. * Brevet Brigadier-General Towson, president of the court, was duly brevetted a major-general, and Colonel Belknap brevetted a brigadiergeneral for their acceptable services in shielding Pillow and brow-beating Scott. The other member, General Cushing, in his pride as a lawyer and scholar, covered up his opinions in nice disquisitions and subtleties not always comprehended by his associates. Generals Worth and Pillow, with Lieutenant-Colonel Duncan * -- to their former commands and honors. Thus a series of the greatest wrongs ever heaped on a successful commander was consummated--in continuation of the Jackson persecution. After a session of some weeks in Mexico, and some progress made in Pillow's case, the court was adjourned to meet next at...
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Book Description Reprint Services Corp, 1864. Library Binding. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0781283485
Book Description Reprint Services Corp, 1864. Library Binding. Book Condition: Brand New. first edition. not american biography series edition. 9.30x6.10x1.20 inches. In Stock. This item is printed on demand. Bookseller Inventory # 0781283485