Title: General Orders, No. 186.
Signed: Signed by Author(s)
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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