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General Orders, No. 186


Manuscript / Paper Collectible
From Main Street Fine Books & Mss, ABAA (Galena, IL, U.S.A.)

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Washington, DC: War Department, Adjutant General's Office, 1862 November 15. Handbill. 2pp. 12mo (5" X 7¼"). Near fine. Bit of age toning. Intriguing General Court Martial case in which Private John Kessler (103rd Regiment of New York Volunteers) is charged with murdering First Lieutenant Fernando Linzy -- that he "did stab with a bayonet. inflicting a wound in the body of the said Lieutenant. which caused his death." Pleaded "Not Guilty" and found "Guilty," Kessler was sentenced to "be hanged by the neck until he be dead." In this case, President Lincoln approved the sentence. Signed in type at the conclusion by E.D. Townsend as Assistant Adjutant General. Clean and attractive. Bookseller Inventory # 22504

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Title: General Orders, No. 186

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts has been buying and selling quality books, autographs and ephemera since 1991. We specialize in general antiquarian, first editions, signed books and autographs and documents. We are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA), Midwest Antiquarian Booksellers Association (MWABA), Universal Autograph Collectors Club (UACC) and The Manuscript Society.

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts accepts VISA, MasterCard and Discover cards. Checks are welcome. Institutions will be accommodated as their procedures require. Shipping is additional and will be quoted at the time an order is placed. Illinois residents will be charged 8.25% sales tax. Every effort has been made to describe each book and any defects accurately. If an item proves unsatisfactory for any reason, it may be returned pursuant to ABEBooks' policy. We would appreciate a courtesy cal...

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