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Wayne, Anthony (1745-1796) [General Orders]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04864.17 Author/Creator: Wayne, Anthony (1745-1796) Place Written: Greeneville, Ohio Type: Autograph document Date: 18 November 1895 Pagination: 4 p. + docket

Summary of Content: Report of the General Court Martial of which Mayor Shaylor is President. Lists officers charged with various crimes, and the outcome of the trials. Isaac Lindsay, charged with desertion, was found guilty of absenting himself without leave and sentenced to 25 lashes. Jacob Bruner, charged with desertion from Captain Pierce's Company of Artillery, was found guilty and sentenced to 100 lashes, but due to mitigating circumstances, was recommended to the Commander in Chief for remission of the punishment. Peter Null of the 4th troop of Dragoon, charged with sleeping on his port, was found guilty and sentenced to 100 lashes. George Holland, soldier from 1st Sub Legion, charged with desertion but found guilty of absenting himself without leave, sentenced to 50 lashes. Edward Turner of Captain Ford's Company, charged with desertion to the enemy, was acquitted. Sargent L. Ames, various charges all dismissed as frivolous. Elisha Cachill, private in the 4th Sub Legion, charged with stealing from the commissary store and sentenced to 100 lashes. Reports that the punishments will be carried out tomorrow. Wayne was the general in command of the United States Army in Greeneville, Ohio.

People: Wayne, Anthony, 1745-1796

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Military HistoryFrontiers and ExplorationWestward ExpansionAmerican Indian HistoryNorthwest Indian WarNorthwest TerritoryMilitary LawCourt Martials and Courts of InquiryDesertionTreasonMilitary SuppliesPrisoner

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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